We Need To Talk About This Kitchen

We Need To Talk About Kevin (2011) - Home of a woman, doing her best

We Need To Talk About Kevin (2011) - Home of a woman, doing her best

This is a kitchen in a large suburban home that has been lived in by a family with two kids for roughly eight years.  Notice anything strange?

WHERE IS THE STUFF?!!

There are no appliances, no pitchers, no knife block (which I personally hate because there is always a knife block), etc.  You can see from this other angle that the cabinets are barely full, with some of the shelves completely empty.  

We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011) is a dark and intimate film.  The filmmaker was clearly detail oriented, which makes me think that this barren kitchen was a choice, but I can't figure out why?  Totally distracting in an otherwise exceptional(ly terrifying) film.