Black Swan

“Perfection is not just about control; it’s also about letting go.” ~Black Swan

I always know I’ve seen a good movie when I get home and my mind has refused to stop thinking about it. This is EXACTLY what Black Swan has done to me.

Starring Natalie Portman (Nina) a veteran ballerina and Mila Kunis (Lily), the new girl, Black Swan is a mind game wrapped in a beautifully thrilling movie. Nina is chosen to star in the ballet, “Swan Lake” which depicts the story of a pure a young girl trapped in the body of a white swan who needs to find love to break the curse. The white swan’s evil twin, the black swan, seduces the white swans lover. The white swan, in a final attempt to be free, kills herself. During Nina’s rigorous training for the ballet, the lines of reality start to blur and she begins to engulf her character more than she could ever imagine. Nina believes Lily is after her role, which is becoming her life.

Black Swan is visually stimulating and unnerving film. As Portman becomes out of touch with reality so does the audience. Black Swan is a movie to debate and rave about for hours.



Grade A