108 min - Drama | Thriller - 17 December 2010 (USA)
A ballet dancer wins the lead in "Swan Lake" and is perfect for the role of the delicate White Swan, but slowly loses her mind as she becomes more and more like the evil twin sister of the White Swan, the Black Swan.
Director: Darren Aronofsky
Writers: Mark Heyman (screenplay), Andres Heinz(screenplay), and 2 more credits »
Stars: Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis and Vincent Cassel
The story follows Natalia Portman's character as she trys to achieve the lead role in Swan Lake. Her journey is rough and she begins to lose her mind.
The plot and actual screenplay is great and a literal take on the famous ballet. Portman's character has ups and downs but her tragic story is one that is very entertaining to watch.
The cast was perfect; just the right amount of sexy, cool, smart, scary, and emotional. Natalie Portman should definately get a nomination or three for her role as both the fragile innocent White Swan and the seductive temptress Black Swan.
From the trailer most people can sense a bit of sci-fi in the plot but I wont ruin anything for you viewers. Just know that what you see will stick with you.
From a guy's point-of-view the sex scene and the kissing between Mila Kunis and Natlie Portman are definately a plus, BUT its not useless "T&A;" the scenes have a purpose and it reflects the overall change in Natalie Portman's character.
Darren Aronofsky is becoming one of my favorite directors.
Black Swan gets a confident 4/5 stars.
+ Cast/ Acting
+ Cringe-inducing sound effects and visuals
+ Lesbian Action
+ The Art of Ballet
- Awkward "stalkerish" camera work in some scenes that may be dizzying