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We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)

R  |   |  Drama  |  21 October 2011 (UK)
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Kevin's mother struggles to love her strange child, despite the increasingly vicious things he says and does as he grows up. But Kevin is just getting started, and his final act will be beyond anything anyone imagined.

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Kevin, Toddler (as Rocky Duer)
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Wanda (as Siobhan Fallon Hogan)
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Soweto
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Eva Khatchadourian is trying to piece together her life following the "incident". Once a successful travel writer, she is forced to take whatever job comes her way, which of late is as a clerk in a travel agency. She lives a solitary life as people who know about her situation openly shun her, even to the point of violent actions toward her. She, in turn, fosters that solitary life because of the incident, the aftermath of which has turned her into a meek and scared woman. That incident involved her son Kevin Khatchadourian, who is now approaching his eighteenth birthday. Eva and Kevin have always had a troubled relationship, even when he was an infant. Whatever troubles he saw, Franklin, Eva's complacent husband, just attributed it to Kevin being a typical boy. The incident may be seen by both Kevin and Eva as his ultimate act in defiance against his mother. Written by Huggo

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Rated R for disturbing violence and behavior, some sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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21 October 2011 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Tenemos que hablar de Kevin  »

Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$24,587 (USA) (9 December 2011)

Gross:

$1,738,692 (USA) (18 May 2012)
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Trivia

When Eva hides in the supermarket, the labels on the soup cans read: "Ma Ramsay's TOMATO SOUP". Ramsay is the last name of the director. See more »

Goofs

At the Christmas party in Eva's workplace a cigarette is put out by sticking it into a Christmas cake. At first we see it being put right next to an elf figure but then after the camera zooms out we see it on the other side of the cake. See more »

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Young Suited Man #1: Good afternoon ma'am. I hope this isn't an inconvenient time.
Eva: Good afternoon ma'am. I hope this isn't an inconvenient time. Well, it is actually.
Young Suited Man #1: Well, we just had a couple of quick questions for you.
Eva: What is this about?
Young Suited Man #2: Do you know were are you spending the afterlife?
Eva: Oh! Yes I do as a matter of fact! I'm going straight to hell. Eternal damnation, the whole bit. Thanks for asking! Ok?
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Referenced in Midnight Movie Review: Film Top 10 2011 (2012) See more »

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Farewell to My Concubine
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Schocking movie
20 January 2012 | by (Saudi Arabia) – See all my reviews

IMPORTANT: i really wish that you read this before reading the IMDb synopsis!!

ALAS, the IMDb synopsis ruined the movie for me. i read it and i knew what is gonna happen in the first 10 minutes whereas it is revealed half an hour before the movie ends.

i thought this is going to be another movie dealing with the same subject as the rabbit hole or the son's room. but it turned out to be a really different movie dealing with different subject.

while watching it, there were echoes of the omen and another movie that you will know once you watch " We need to talk about Kevin" .

it's a brilliant movie yet shocking and bleak. i loved the script and the directing. the acting was superb especially Tilda Swinton who seems capable of mastering the strong and deep emotions.

the surprise was the acting of the young Kevin- Jasper Newell- and it's really surprising that he had not been nominated for anything for his performance that leads the way to what's going on in the movie.

it is a great movie and you should see it. one warning, chose the right time and mood to watch it.


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