Must Watch: 'We Need to Talk About Kevin' Official UK Trailer Lands

August 14, 2011
Source: Guardian UK

We Need to Talk About Kevin Trailer

"Just because you're used to something doesn't mean you like it." Finally, a good trailer for a movie that's going to get a lot of awards season acclaim. The Guardian (via The Film Stage) has debuted the official UK trailer for Lynne Ramsay's We Need to Talk About Kevin, the indie drama starring Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly and Ezra Miller. If you haven't heard about this yet, just dive in anyway, this film is so vivid and oddly dark that it's hard to explain. It's adapted from Lionel Shriver's novel about the mother of a very disturbed teen, that's about easiest to explain. It's hard to tell, but she uses red as a motif. Take a look!

Watch the official UK trailer for Lynne Ramsay's We Need to Talk About Kevin, via The Guardian:

The mother (Swinton) of a teenage boy named Kevin (Ezra Miller) who went on a high school killing spree tries to cope with her overwhelming grief and feelings of responsibility for her child's unthinkable actions.

We Need to Talk About Kevin is the third film by BAFTA nominated Scottish filmmaker Lynne Ramsay, of the features Ratcatcher and Morvern Callar previously. The screenplay was written by Lynne Ramsay & Rory Kinnear, adapted from Lionel Shriver's 2003 novel of the same name. This first premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, and Oscilloscope Labs is distributing in the US. We Need to Talk About Kevin is set for a limited awards opening starting December 2nd this holiday season. Interested in seeing it now?

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Reader Feedback - 16 Comments


It looks amazing

Qwqeqw on Aug 14, 2011


been waiting for this since I heard about this film and what themes it covers

Cougartown on Aug 14, 2011


Heavy lentils. Looks good though

Crapola on Aug 14, 2011


Wonder if it has a happy ending

Richie G on Aug 14, 2011


there isn't words to describe how good/intense/powerful/disturbing this looks. a DEFINITE watch.

Anonymous on Aug 14, 2011


Wow, can't imagine this being anything other than brilliant. Must watch.

Johnny Neat on Aug 14, 2011


Ive been trying to read that book for 2 years now, hopefully the movie wont be as slow-paced 

shehab attia on Aug 14, 2011


just because it is a dark indie drama doesnt mean it deserves a bunch of awards. cant wait for this fad to be over.

ron on Aug 14, 2011


True, but I've seen the entire film, it's powerful and stunning like the quotes say, it'll get awards play because it's a GREAT film, and because Tilda Swinton is fantastic in it, not just because it's a dark indie drama.

Alex Billington on Aug 14, 2011


Care to throw out some examples from the last couple of years of dark indie dramas that got a buttload of awards? I mean, if you're talking about film festivals, then you're talking about mostly indie films in the first place. I assume by "awards" you mean "Oscars, Golden Globes, BAFTAs, SAGs" and stuff like that, right?

Anonymous on Aug 14, 2011


Wow, was not expecting that to pull me in the way it did. Fascinating. I'm there. 

Traveler on Aug 15, 2011


The use of Buddy Holly's "Everyday" was just fantastically creepy and unnerving.  I'm definitely looking forward to this one; plus, I'm a big fan of Tilda Swinton.

deltavoyage on Aug 15, 2011


"... a brilliant adaptation of my novel." Lol, really didn't need that review. Anyways, looks great. 

Cracky on Aug 16, 2011


Sounds like a bad day at Gladstone High.

Anonymous on Aug 17, 2011


Since I loved Bong Joon-Ho's Mother and Lee Chang-dong's Poetry, I think I'll love this too.

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