Ootastic: PCOS in pictures

July 10, 2014

30 Film Females: We Need To Talk About Kevin (2011)

Filed under: 30 Film Females — ootastic @ 10:33 am

If you haven’t see We Need To Talk About Kevin, based on the award-winning book by Lionel Shriver, then I won’t spoil it for you.  Needless to say, Tilda Swinton’s first-time mom has to put up with more than most.  Her performance will resound with anyone who has worried about being a bad parent or having a troublesome child: “You don’t look happy”…”Have I ever?  Inexplicably, I first watched this film several hours after my 20 week scan.

The classic image of Cupid’s arrow piercing a lovestruck heart is a cliche of Valentine’s Day.  But perhaps it can also represent being heartbroken for less romantic reasons.  I only had a ballpoint in red, but think it gives it the picture a visceral look, like looking down at a histological slide down a microscope (I have a degree in human anatomy).

Honourable mentions for 2011: Saoirse Ronan’s naive teenage assassin experiencing the world for the first time in Hanna.  Also, Meryl Streep as volatile but vulnerable former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady.

 

SWALK

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