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.
A brilliant plastic surgeon, haunted by past tragedies, creates a type of synthetic skin that withstands any kind of damage. His guinea pig: a mysterious and volatile woman who holds the key to his obsession.
Glasgow, summer, 1973. Dustmen are striking; bags of garbage add to the blight of council flats and a fetid canal. Ryan, who's about 12, drowns during a play fight with his neighbor, the ... See full summary »
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
In the scene where Franklin and young Kevin were playing the N64, the cartridge in the console is "Paper Mario", a single-player RPG that produces none of the sound effects the audience hears in the movie. See more »
During one of the close ups of the maps decorating Eva's wall, as the camera moves upward you can see its shadow on the wall. See more »
You just can't get uncomfortable enough can you?
Uncomfortable? With my own mother?
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This film was a flat, lifeless mess. No attempt was made to allow us to get to know the characters, much less understand their actions and motivations. Almost nothing happened throughout the entire movie, other than Tilda Swinton staring blankly at all around her. I felt completely bored and unmoved throughout the whole thing. This is the kind of movie you could watch with the sound off and not miss anything. If you are interested in finding out about the motivations of a young boy who kills his classmates, I suggest you read the truly amazing book, 'Nineteen Minutes' by Jodi Piloult. Now THAT should be made into a film. Just not by Lynne Ramsey! How this managed to win awards I will never know. Do not waste your time!!
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