We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011) Poster


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Shot in 30 days.
Tilda Swinton became involved as a producer long before she decided to star in the movie.
The colours on the target for the bow and arrow are in every scene. (Red, blue, yellow and white)
The initial scenes from La Tomatina, the tomato festival in Buñol near Valencia in Spain, is referenced later by a poster advertising for Buñol in the travel agency on the wall behind Eva.
While Eva is grocery shopping, the PA system plays an instrumental version of the Christmas carol "What Child Is This?"--the title of which is a description of the estrangement and distance that Eva seems to have felt from her son since before he was born.
The movie's release in Norway was postponed following the terrorist attacks on July 22. Originally set to be released in autumn of 2011, the film entered the screens in the spring of 2012.
The project took between three and four years to get made.
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.
Tilda Swinton and Ezra Miller also worked together in Trainwreck (2015).
This is one of two films starring Miller widely considered to be a major Oscar snub. The other is "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" (2012)
Shown with Assessment (2010) on its original UK release in selected cinemas.
In the scene where Eva is talking to Kevin about the maps on the wall of her room, one of the maps is of Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
Ashley Gerasimovich and Ursula Parker both played the role of Jane in Louie (2010).


The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

This is the second movie where the assumed death of John C. Reilly's daughter's pet rodent is a key plot point. The other movie is Carnage (2011).
In the book, Kevin uses a crossbow for his murders (which are specific people he chose, rather than a pep rally) rather than a longbow, which he uses in the movie.

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