Black Swan 2010

BLACK SWAN follows the story of Nina (Portman), 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 retired ballerina mother Erica (Barbara Hershey) who zealously su…
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Strong sex scene, themes and violence

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BLACK SWAN follows the story of Nina (Portman), 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 retired ballerina mother Erica (Barbara Hershey) who zealously supports her daughter's professional ambition. When artistic director Thomas Leroy (Vincent Cassel) decides to replace prima ballerina Beth MacIntyre (Winona 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 with a recklessness that threatens to destroy her.

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Critic Reviews

  • Beautiful dark twisted fantasy – Black Swan Review

    Things are about to get … intense. Perhaps Darren Aronofsky should have considered attaching a title card with that brief caveat to the reels of his latest film Black Swan. He didn’t. Instead, I of...

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Member Reviews

  • A very intense and at times confronting - not for children - movie. A true window into the world of a modern ballerina. It captures the competitiveness, striving for perfection, the physical torture and particularly the mental and emotional anguish that comes with trying to stand out with that unnameable quality that sets on dancer above her peers. Somewhat black, but still compelling. I suspect it is a film that will produce polarised opinions and may suit those with an interest in the arts more than a mainstream entertainment viewer.

  • Well made etc but boring and uneventful. The ending was given away almost straight away. If I am wrong it still wasn't an interesting journey towards the obvious.

  • i realy enjoyed black swan its a movie I would watch again and have told my friends to watch it. yours sincerely Sandy Hall

  • Pretentious...

  • Weird.....very weird movie....

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