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.
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
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The poster that appears in the Agency of travel behind Eva is of Buñol, the city where the war of tomatoes in the beginning of the movie takes place. The name is misspelled as "Bunôl" See more »
Why would you have something like that?
I collect them.
Doesn't it a weird thing to collect?
I don't like stamps.
Then what's the point?
There is no point. That's the point.
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We thought it was an incredibly boring, slow moving, ineptly directed movie. It was painfully rolled out. So unbelievable that the child was not diagnosed, we assume that was because of the inadequate health system in the USA.The mother was suffering from post natal depression and the father was blind with love for the child. Couldn't someone have picked this up. The child was so obviously playing parent against parent. Should have had a whack when he was little. Overall we wanted to leave in the first 30 minutes, but unfortunately we were with a big group of people and had to suffer the whole boring movie. My mother is 80years old and was concerned about child and parent abuse that was contained in the movie. She thought the whole family were in need of physcological help. They didn't appear to have any other family or friendships, so this demonstarated that they were social outcasts.
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