Watch: New 'We Need to Talk About Kevin' Official US Trailer Debuts

October 31, 2011
Source: Apple

We Need to Talk About Kevin Trailer

"He's just a sweet little boy." Oscilloscope Labs has debuted the official US trailer in high def via Apple for Lynne Ramsay's highly acclaimed new film We Need to Talk About Kevin, starring Tilda Swinton as the mother of a deranged boy, played by Ezra Miller (at his oldest point). John C. Reilly also stars in this chilling drama about the parents of a boy who goes on a high school killing. It's one of the darkest and depressing experiences of the year, but is stunning well-made. This is perfect for Halloween, not only with some Halloween footage/imagery tossed in, but also the eerie, unsettling feeling this trailer has. Must see!

Watch the official US trailer for Lynne Ramsay's We Need to Talk About Kevin:

You can download the We Need to Talk About Kevin trailer in High Def on Apple

A suspenseful and psychologically gripping exploration into a parent (Tilda Swinton) dealing with her child doing the unthinkable. The mother of a teenage boy (Ezra Miller) who went on a high school killing spree, tries to cope with her overwhelming grief and the feelings of responsibility for her child's 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 co-written by Lynne Ramsay and 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 U.S. We Need to Talk About Kevin is set for a limited awards opening starting December 9th later this fall. For more info, visit the official website.

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  • why so long until it comes out?
    • Wha? What do you mean? It comes out (limited) in just over a month, on December 9th, not too far away at all.
      • Moviekid
        It said at the end winter 2012. Rewatch the last 15 seconds
        • Ohhhh haha, no I think it means Winter 2012 as in January-February 2012. It's opening limited in December and I think they're expecting Tilda to get an Oscar nomination, so once that happens in late January, they'll open it wider release, hence why it's winter 2012 - as in the early winter half of next year, not the later half. :)
  • It looks like a bizarre but good movie.
  • Mike P.
    Looks good, but weird that the trailer doesn't even touch upon the "high school killing aspect" whereas the description of the movie says its about how the mother deals with what her son has done. Is the plot synopsis a big spoiler, or is the trailer misleading?
    • Jack
      the act itself is important but not exactly the central point or anything. I know the UK ad campaign has really capitalized on sensationalizing the violent aspects of it and the horror elements but I think Oscilloscope's publicity is much more Ramsay-approved and artful.
      • Tom Vatterott
        I also don't think people would want to see a movie marketed with such a dark premise. It does look awesome though. How about those colors?
    • Anonymous
      mike - the point of the movie is NOT to show gratuitous violence. the point is made that the boy did this terrible thing and the mother is reflecting on the lives of the family up to that point - it's about her and the guilt she's feeling over whether or not she could have done things differently to prevent her son from ending up killing people.
    • Alabamabob123
      It doesn't show or "touch upon" the killing aspect because its not about the killings, it is about the aftermath and what grief the mother feels. It is sort of like how Contagion didn't show a lot of gross disturbing people falling apart. Contagion was about how the world would actually deal with a epidemic of that category. I am excited to see another film this year that isn't about all the blood and action and disturbing shots, but rather about the emotional aspect of what the horrific actions that occurred caused.
  • Anonymous
    swinton and reilly look like they're giving their  usual great performances - and the movie looks unsettling and frightening........i'm in.
  • CrAzy Olyphant
    Ezra Miller rocks by the way! You guys should check out his other movies. AFTERSCHOOL, CITY ISLAND, CALIFORNICATION. He's totally gonna be a huge actor as he gets older.  Later peeps!
  • Johnny Neat
    Wow. Period.




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