Two dancers one role, one has passion the other has talent. Black Swan is the story of two ballet dancers competing to play the lead role in Swan Lake, which is a duel role, the white swan and her twin sister the black swan. Nina (Natalie Portman) is more suited to play the part of the white swan, while Lily (Mila Kunis) has the personality to portray the black swan. Nina wins the roles, but slower loses her mind and uncovers a dark side within herself.
When I first heard of this movie, a few months ago, I wasn’t excited about it. At the time I didn’t know much about the story and the more I learn the more interested I get. Imagine being haunted by someone, always having an understudy hoping to take your place. The story is similar to old legends about doppelgangers; these stories usually centre around an evil double.
Black Swan is a psychological thriller. The story is Nina’s transformation from the white swan to the black swan. The acting looks amazing, Portman has even been nominated for her third golden globe based on her performance in the film. Kunis was also nominated for a golden globe award and she received a Screen Actors Guild Award. Judging by that it’s safe to say the movie isn’t lacking in talent, but will it live up to expectations. Unfortunately we won’t find out until the 21st which is twelve days away.
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