Release Date: December 3, 2010
Rated R (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Starring Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel, Barbara Hershey and Winona Rider
Summary (Courtesy of IMDB):
Black Swan is a psychological thriller starring Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis. Portman plays a young ballerina named Nina who has no life outside of dancing. Her company's first ballet of the season is Swan Lake and the director has decided to replace their prima ballerina (played by Winona Ryder) in favor of young blood. Of course, he is quite impressed with Nina but she has competition in the form of Lily, the new girl. Each of them fulfills part of the lead role perfectly.
As they begin to become friends through their rivalry and the opening performance gets closer, Nina gets in touch with her dark side.
Its difficult to say what exactly draws me to this film. I have always enjoyed movies that involve dancing so I am curious to see how this one turns out. Will Nina be the one to play the Swan Queen or will Lily steal the lead role out from under her? Is Lily even real?
The reviews for the film have been very good. People will enjoy this peek into the life of a dancer in a New York ballet company. As Nina becomes more unhinged, the audience will see how life in the spotlight can unravel a person's mind. As the movie is directed by Darren Aronofsky, it will have a visual style that leaves the viewer breathless.