Weekend Movie Review: Black Swan
February 20, 2011Posted by on
The basic premise: Nina Sayers (Natalie Portman) is a ballerina chosen to dance the role of the swan queen in Swan Lake. Her paranoia and drive to be the best drive her slowly insane. She thinks everyone and everything is out to get her, and she starts hallucinating all sorts of weird things. A few spots were a bit gruesome, some were a bit raunchy, and it was altogether too long a movie. Natalie Portman was good and she had clearly lost 45% of her body weight for the movie, and she obviously had some ballet training for the role. However, as one of my friends said to me on FaceBook, this is the kind of movie you go see when you are happy and think your life is too perfect, and need to be brought down a peg or two.
Two hours I am never getting back in my life. I will say, though, it was not as bad at 2012. Quite.