'We Need To Talk About Kevin' and 'Return' open at the Ross

Tilda Swinton in "We Need To Talk About Kevin."
Tilda Swinton in "We Need To Talk About Kevin."

The suspenseful and gripping thriller "We Need To Talk About Kevin" starring Tilda Swinton, and the drama "Return" about a soldier (Linda Cadellini) adjusting to life after returning from active duty, open today at the Ross.

"We Need To Talk About Kevin" plays through March 29; "Return" plays through March 22.

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.

Back from a tour of duty, Kelli (Cardellini) can't wait to rejoin her old life in the Rust Belt town in which she's always lived, in "Return." She's ready to experience the old feelings of everyday life‒the carpet under her bare feet, a cold beer in front of the television, the smell of her baby's head. But slowly, her world comes to feel unfamiliar.

Her friends love her but seem preoccupied with trifles. Her children need more focused attention than she can give, and as much as he tries, her husband Mike (Michael Shannon) doesn't understand what she's been through. As Kelli's dislocation ripples through her world, she risks becoming an outsider. When she's thrown back on her own resources Kelli has to struggle to find a new way forward.

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