I don’t know how this movie slipped past me for this long. It’s got a monster of a cast — John C. Reilly, Tilda Swinton and what looks to be a hell of a new actor in young Ezra Miller as the titular Kevin. The story is hard to even type out — to sit through it seems like it’ll be an endurance test, and I say that in the very best way because it looks like it could be phenomenal.
The film focuses on a mother (Swinton) trying to deal with her life and the lives around her in the aftermath of a school shooting spree — perpetrated by her son. Reilly plays her estranged husband, and Miller plays Kevin, who has killed 9 people. The concept is stomach-turning and chilling and scary and affecting, something that every parent must dread to even contemplate. It’s based on the novel by Lionel Shriver, and directed by Lynne Ramsay. Our very own MelBivDevoe reviewed the book — please read it here. It looks pretty intense.
While there’s no trailer yet, oddly, there are a few clips that have come out. It’s showing at Cannes, and is expected to do quite well. I can see why. Here are the clips, most of which take place before the actual shooting. They’re all good, but the final two are what sold me on it.
(h/t: The Playlist)