Saturday, December 11, 2010

Black Swan

I went to see the Black Swan in theaters yesterday. Since I used to be a dancer I will always watch movies dealing with theater, music, and ballet. I had seen the trailers and I wanted to see this movie very badly. I actually really liked the premise for it. 

A ballet dancer for the New York City Ballet wants to be the best. The company is doing Swan Lake for their fall show, but the catch was there would be two dancer, one for the black swan, and one for the white swan, so the director puts it to where the dancer has to be able to do both roles. Nina works hard to achieve her goal in becoming the Swan Queen and trying to get the role drives her to insanity.

I loved this movie. What I really liked was the film portraying how everything in the performing arts is about competition. In this art your friends are your competition because everyone is vying for the same spot. I didn't like some of Natalie Portman's roles as Nina but when it got to the scenes of her going crazy I felt like those really stuck it to her. The only thing I didn't like was her taking credit for becoming a dancer in two years. There was a stunt double used, and yes it's true you really can't become a professional dancer in two years.

Here's the trailer for the movie.

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