Most times I look to a movie’s trailer to advise whether or not I should be excited. So after hearing a little twitter buzz about The Black Swan I searched through the net and found the trailer on YouTube.
Variety Magazine calls it “A Wicked Psycho Sexual Thriller“. Psycho yes, sexual … not so much. The movie is centered around a New York ballet dancer, Nina (Natalie Portman), that wins the lead in “Swan Lake”. Swan Lake was originally a Russian ballet story composed in the late 1800’s about a princess turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer’s curse. This story has been performed over the years by many ballet companies offering different versions. After doing a little research it kinda makes me want to see the actual ballet.
The movie follows Portman as she loses her mind (literally) trying to keep this role in the ballet. There are no cuties in this movie at all. Although if you close your eyes while Vincent Cassel is speaking, you could imagine a much younger, cuter version of him through his sultry accent. There are a few racy lesbians scenes, and Vincent’s character kinda seduces Natalie Portman but I definitely wouldn’t describe this flick as sexual.
This could be considered as Portman’s breakout performance since we haven’t seen her since Brothers and The Other Boelyn Girl. She did an excellent job playing crazy – makes you wonder. But I would recommend this for a Sunday Matinée. I admit I was spooked on the dark 5 block walk home from the train.
Enjoy and if you’ve seen it I’d love to read your comments below!
Written by Ty Brown, KittyBradshaw.com Contributor, HeyBellaBlog.com