Director: Lynne Ramsay. Cast: Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly, Ezra Miller. 112 min. Rated R. UK/USA. Drama.
When tragedies such as the Columbine massacre occur, the question arises: are some people natural-born murdering psychopaths, or is this related to their upbringing? This movie lays the two possibilities on the table, and forces you to think, because it shows the hell the mother (Swinton, in another crushing performance) goes through up until the moment she hears the devastating news - and how she lives with its aftermaths. Although I had difficulty believing how a boy can plan his life around torturing his mother, I believe after watching this, you'll refer to it whenever you see a spoiled child.