Are you afraid of Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, ballerinas, Swan Lake, a giant black swan, and yet another psychotic Winona Rider character? Then good sir do we have a film for you!
Black Swan has to be by far one of the most weird, grotesque, and abnormal films I’ve ever seen but at the same time it’s a pure masterpiece. Explain that America. Natalie Portman is an aspiring ballerina who is looking to get the premier part in the latest rendition of Swan Lake. Throughout the film she struggles with her own perfection, the perfection put on her by her overbearing mother, and the constant fear that people are out to take what she earned. Portman is the early favorite for the Best Actress Oscar after this film. She completely carried it. That’s not saying that the others didn’t do well but Portman completely sucks you in to her character and the fears that she is facing. I also give props to her mother (Barbara Hershey) who scared the crap out of me the entire film. Mila Kunis gave easily her best performance to date as the rival ballerina who Portman feels is trying to take her part. Darren Aronofsky did a wonderful job not only directing these fine actors but also shooting a beautiful film. It has it’s own feel to it when you’re watching it and I really like him for a string Best Director nominee. Black Swan gives you a crazy ride and if you’re looking to go see one of the best films of 2010 then look no further than this one here.