Black Swan (M.R.)

Taken from You're a wizard, Harry...I'M A WHAT?
So, to start off: this movie is not about lesbians.  Sorry, boys.  Black Swan is a dark, twisted thriller about the mental struggle of a ballerina striving for perfection.  It kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time.  Even as the music was slightly tamer or more uplifting, you just knew something strange or bizarre was around the corner.

Nina, the protagonist, is an aspiring ballerina in the highly demanding ballet company in New York City.  Aside from her mother being an ex-ballet superstar and her coach being a total prick, there was a lot of pressure on her.  And the way the hallucinations played out from scene to scene really made it easy to see Nina's world through her eyes.

A lot of the movie was confusing.  During most of it, I had a hard time keeping track of what was real and what was the imagination just running away toward a dangerous place.  And I feel like this movie elegantly shows the danger of putting too much personal pressure and just how unrealistic being perfect is (as if most people did not know that already, but we all slip up)

Rating: 8/10 (why: I wouldn't see it again.  Too disturbing)

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