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Nina (Portman) is a ballerina in a New York City ballet company whose life, like all those in her profession, is completely consumed with dance. She lives with her obsessive former ballerina mother Erica (Hershey) who exerts a suffocating control over her. When artistic director Thomas Leroy (Cassel) decides to replace prima ballerina Beth MacIntyre (Ryder) for the opening production of their new season, Swan Lake, Nina is his first choice. But Nina has competition: a new dancer, Lily (Kunis), who impresses Leroy as well. Swan Lake requires a dancer who can play both the White Swan with innocence and grace, and the Black Swan, who represents guile and sensuality. Nina fits the White Swan role perfectly but Lily is the personification of the Black Swan. As the two young dancers expand their rivalry into a twisted friendship, Nina begins to get more in touch with her dark side - a recklessness that threatens to destroy her. Written by
Fox Searchlight Pictures
I couldn't wait to see Black Swan, given all the rave reviews.....and I could hardly sit through it when I finally did.... Seriously, what film has everyone been watching? How can anyone consider this film a masterpiece and how can it end up with a score of 8+ on IMDb? This film is about as subtle as a sledge hammer, it's trying very hard to be deep and psychological, but it's basically just pretentious. Dramatic music at every corner is setting the tone and Ms Portmans pain stricken face in constant close ups....just in case the audience doesn't get it, yes indeed, this is supposed to be a very disturbing film. I wish it was! Then at least I would have felt anything at all. Instead, the way the story was told the characters left me completely cold. Don't get me wrong, I love great movies, an intelligent script and more than anything I appreciate a film that gets under my skin and touches me emotionally. This film so doesn't. Actually it left me so indifferent, I can't even be bothered to put much effort into this review.
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