Friday, December 24, 2010

Movie Review: Black Swan

This movie ends up being a literal interpretation of the play Swan Lake. And after about an hour into the film you realize that this chick is nuts! At the end of the movie you end up asking yourself "How much of that was real???" Natalie Portman plays Nina Sayer a 28 year old ballet dancer. The best dancer at the company, Beth played by Winona Ryder, gets retired from the company because of her age. Nina is driven to become the lead in the new season of The Black Swan. Her POV is so skewed and her demeanor is so shy, quiet and meek that you are really just trying to keep in perspective what the hell is going on. It's a trippy psycho - drama that's a bit too long for my taste. The only thing that barely keeps my attention is the training that the actors had to go through to learn the intricate ballet moves and routines. There is an interesting sex scene between Mila Kunis and Natalie Portman that is pretty cool but not dope enough to save the movie.

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