Monday, 11 February 2013

Black Swan (2010) Review

Black Swan is beautiful film about Ballet.. Maybe not so much, so let's do this right. You all must of at least seen the trailer, this is a brilliant and dark psychological thriller. The film centres on Nina Sayers who is played by Natalie Portman. Nina  is a beautiful but vulnerable ballet dancer. She is offered the chance to have the starring role in her dance groups production of Swan Lake. Nina is offered the role of the Swan Queen which has an advantage because her White Swan is brilliant. This is probably due to the fact that she is so shy, vulnerable and not very sexually experienced, much like the character of the White Swan. She is told by her instructor, played by Vincent Cassel to get more into the role of the Black Swan so she can play both roles more efficiently. This is where the film turns upside down. Nina starts going into a darker part of herself that starts coming out more and more and as she gets into the role she changes, she even starts standing up to her controlling mother which she never did before! Its such a brilliant movie about the decent into darkness, self abuse and how someone can be sent over the edge when forced into something they are not and can't just pretend to be. Also in this movie in a great supporting role is Mila Kunis, she is the girl that Nina strives to be, her rival so to speak. She can dance the Black Swan to perfection and she is not shy and vulnerable like I said everything she strives to be. Natalie Portman deserved her oscar win for this role it is pure excellence, she pulls of a duel role and makes this movie what it is. I enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would a genuine modern day psychological thriller classic. It may not be Hitchcock but it goes for it!
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