Monday, January 31, 2011

Movie Monday

Nina (Natalie Portman) is a ballerina whose passion for the dance rules every facet of her life. When the company's artistic director decides to replace his prima ballerina for their opening production of ``Swan Lake,'' Nina is his first choice. She has competition in newcomer Lily (Mila Kunis) however. While Nina is perfect for the role of the White Swan, Lily personifies the Black Swan. As rivalry between the two dancers transforms into a twisted friendship, Nina's dark side begins to emerge.

I've got mixed reviews about this movie. I'm not a horror fan, but I do enjoy a great suspense movie. If things are a bit creepy, I'm ok with that. This movie was high on the creepy factor, which was good, but to me, they stepped over the line in the sexual department. There's a make out scene that really didn't need to be in there and then there's a couple of scenes where (sorry if this grosses some people out, but I want to be honest with you) she pleasures herself. Again, not needed. Her acting is great as is the way they filmed the movie, but I would only recommend it if you rent it and can fast forward through some parts. Apparently Jim Carrey did a good spoof of it on Saturday Night Live which I haven't seen yet, but I'll definitely be going to You Tube to check it out.

Oh, and can you believe it's the last day of January already? Sheesh! Where did the month go?


Unknown said...

I knew 2 things about this movie before it came out: 1. it was about a ballerina; 2. there was a graphic lesbian sex scene. Knowing those 2 things I knew I would never bother to see it. But now there's so much buzz about it and Natalie Portman is winning all these awards for her performance and I'm starting to feel like maybe I missed out on something. Maybe.

Fiona said...

I did enjoy watching her transform in the movie and change her looks and demeanor, but yeah, I'd only recommend it if you can rent it and fast forward. Definitely!

Rachel said...

Yikes! Lesbian loves scenes?! Pass.

villagegirl said...

I'm with Rach. Gag!

villagegirl said...

Why do they always have to ruin movies with that kind of garbage??