“We Need to Talk About Kevin” Opens Friday 5/11; “Damsels in Distress” Held Over

A suspenseful and gripping psychological thriller, Lynne Ramsay’s “We Need to Talk About Kevin” explores the factious relationship between a mother and her son. Tilda Swinton, in a bracing, tour-de-force performance, plays the mother, Eva, as she contends for 15 years with the increasing malevolence of her first-born child, Kevin (Ezra Miller). Based on the best-selling novel of the same name, “We Need to Talk About Kevin” explores nature vs. nurture on a whole new level as Eva’s own culpability is measured against Kevin’s innate evilness. — (C) Oscilloscope trailer

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