Tuesday, 20 March 2012

We Need To Talk About Kevin: Whoah … Just WHOAH … !


You know, what with one thing and another, I’ve not actually managed to catch up with that much in the way of movies, just recently.

And when I have … ?

I’ve GOT to admit to not having been grabbed completely enough to start writing about them, the minute I’ve turned off the tv: or got in the door, in the case of Tinker, Tailor Soldier, Spy.

Tonight, though … ?

Tonight, after leafleting most of my estate, shopping, scanning photos, what-have-you, I’ve got to admit to sitting myself down with a copy of We Need To Talk About Kevin.

I’ll admit to not having seen any of the potential rival films, bar Tinker, Tailor Soldier, Spy. and Black Swan, but have to ask: how on God’s Green EARTH did We Need To Talk About Kevin NOT get a mention at this year’s Oscars … ?

Dear LORD … !

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At any rate, let me try and summarise, shall I … ?

Told in flashbacks, We Need To Talk About Kevin sees Tilda Swinton as Eva, former travel writer, moving both house and job, after her son — the Kevin of the title — commits a Columbine-style, High school massacre.

With much of the film’s flashback sequences showing us Eva’s fraught relationship with her son, over the course of the years: until the inevitable happens, and Kevin massacres his fellow students.

And his father and sister … … … … … …

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Now …

Is this a good film … ?

Oh, my WORD, isn’t it just … !

Can I be frank, here … ?

We Need To Talk About Kevin … ?

Go get some clothes on, rush out to Blockbusters/iTunes/LoveFilm, and go buy a copy … !
We Need To Talk About Kevin.

★★★★

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