We Need to Talk About Kevin - All I knew going in that this movie was about a kid who perpetrated a school shooting, but that it was from the perspective of the mother. I have not yet read the book. The movie was slow, but also well done. It jumped back and forth in time, but wasn't difficult to follow. Tilda Swinton did an excellent job as the mother, you could really see her transformation over time. I don't typically like John C Reilly because I associate him with slapstick comedies that really aren't my thing, but he was completely believable in the role of the father. I don't think I've ever seen this kid Ezra Miller before, but he did a great job as teenage Kevin. In fact the kid that did younger Kevin did a very good job as well! I thought the ending segments of this film were especially powerful (I will not say anything more specific because I don't want to spoil anything). The only part of the story I didn't really "get" was the animosity toward the mom by members of the community. I can imagine that parents of kids who were hurt in a shooting of this nature would want someone to blame, but it isn't like the parents of the shooter were encouraging the kid to commit a crime against his classmates. Although I certainly wouldn't even attempt to put myself in the shoes of those parents who lost a child this way. Overall this movie was very well acted and extremely disturbing.