Instead, I found myself watching a tense drama that could have been the origin behind any number of painful stories we've heard about in the news, lately. Tilda Swinton plays a mother who, from the beginning, finds little love lost between her and her son, Kevin, who seems to delight in torturing her at every turn. The story unfolds backwards, Memento-style, with Swinton's character trying to rebuild her life after some as-yet-unrevealed tragedy involving Kevin, who we can see, has a few, uh, issues.
The acting is good. I was particularly impressed with Ezra Miller, who does a stellar job as Kevin. And Swinton gives a solid performance as a distraught mother, who only wants to do the best that she can. The ending, while predictable, is satisfying. You could do a lot worse than to spend an evening with this film.
Till next time, Ciao