We Need To Talk About Kevin, based on the book by Lionel Shriver, is nothing less than a staggeringly depressing story, about a strung-out, tormented mother (Tilda Swinton) dealing with the aftermath of her son committing a horrific act of violence. It’s a terrible, haunting subject, and the movie? The movie looks absolutely captivating. I’ll watch it, then want to die a little, and then spend weeks thinking about it. But goddamn it, I’m going to watch it.
The trailer is a unique one. It’s got an odd, disjointed feel to it, switching between quirky and tragic and all the bumps in between, aided by John C. Reilly playing the oblivious-appearing father. We showed you several clips from the film a few months ago (see them here), and now there’s a trailer. It’s an international trailer, so it’s subtitled in French, but do not let that deter you in the least.