Movie: Black Swan
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Rated: R for strong sexual content, disturbing violent images, language and some drug use
Running Time: 1 hr. 50 min
Release date: Dec 3, 2010
Plot: This is a psychological thriller set in the world of ballet. BLACK SWAN is about a dancer who finds herself locked in a web of competitive intrigue with a new rival at the company (Mila Kunis) for a prestigious career making lead role. She has to embrace both her light and dark side to be able to dance the double role, something that strains her emotionally, psychologically, driving her to the edge of insanity.
Coupled with other pressures from her personal life, it is a recipe for psychological meltdown.
Verdict: The movie takes you on a journey through the psyche of a young ballerina who is ready to do anything to fit the role.
It is intense, passionate and captivating, besides giving you an insight into the world of dance.
Cast: Natalie Portman (Nina, Nina Sayers/ The swan), Mila Kunis (Lilly, Lily/The Black Swan), Barbara Hershey (Erica Sayers/The Queen), Winona Ryder (Beth MacIntyre/ The Dying swan), Benjamin Millepied (David/The Prince)
Distributor: Fox Searchlight
Director: Darren Aronofsky