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Black Swan

(DVD - 2011 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Black Swan


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Nina is a ballerina in a New York City ballet company. Her life, like most in her profession, is completely consumed with dance. She lives with her mother Erica, a former ballerina who exerts a suffocating control over her. When artistic director Thomas Leroy decides to replace prima ballerina Beth MacIntyre for the opening production of their new season, Swan Lake, Nina is his first choice. But Nina has competition: new dancer Lily, who impresses Leroy as well. Swan Lake requires a dancer who can play both the White Swan with innocence and grace, and the Black Swan, who represents guile and sensuality. Nina fits the White Swan role perfectly but Lily is the personification of the Black Swan. As the two young dancers expand their rivalry into a twisted friendship, Nina begins to get more in touch with her dark side - a recklessness that threatens to destroy her.
Statement of Responsibility: Fox Searchlight Pictures presents ; in association with Cross Creek Pictures ; a Prøtøzøa and Phoenix Pictures production ; directed by Darren Aronofsky ; screenplay by Mark Heyman and Andrés Heinz and John McLaughlin ; story by Andrés Heinz ; produced by Mike Medavoy, Arnold W. Messer, Brian Oliver, Scott Franklin
Title: Black swan
[videorecording]
Publisher: [Beverly Hills, CA] :, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation :, Distributed by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc.,, [2011]
Country of Producing Entity: United States
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (108 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
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Report This Mar 02, 2014
  • tina57he rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

hauntingly beautiful.

Black swan is a very intriguing movie that will leave audience in surprise and gasps. Starring Natalie Portman as the main actress (Nina) she brings forth her excellent acting skills to play the most difficult role and succeeds in it very well. Her character is playing the role of a very passionate ballerina, who later suffers from emotional distress. This movie is about a naïve girl who is easily sexually manipulated, due to her vulnerability; it’s about her fear of failing, fear of having the wrong body, and fear of fading away like her mother. It’s also about the family relationships that nowadays teenagers keep, it’s the effect on parents and kids themselves, in this movie Nina hates her mother, she doesn’t want to become her in the future so she despises her. The movie is indeed a psychological breakthrough and needs the audience to understand terms, such as anxiety and its effect on people and multiple personality disorder. However in this movie the main character Nina isn’t as affected by her mental illness until she is given a very important part to play in her career, which could change her life forever. In the movie there is a battle for the part just like any other profession there is always a fight over a better position, better movie, and better part in a play. In this movie it is a fight between Nina and herself. She is forced to bring out her dark side in order to succeed in the part she’s given that it impacts her entire character and aggravates her anxiety even more. This movie is worth the watch!

Report This Nov 05, 2013
  • GHN rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Un vrai film noir! It may make you feel chilly!

Report This Oct 23, 2013
  • dinatoure rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

euh... I couldn't figure out what was going on in this movie. Nathalie’s acting was great but the story is so confusing??? this movie is bad...

Report This Sep 19, 2013
  • Carlmack rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

it was far better than i thought it was gonna be..my friend watched the first few minutes & said it looked boring.but then started getting into it..4 out of 5

Report This Jul 02, 2013
  • angel_heart rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I enjoyed it. It was in the middle of the film where i figured out what was going on with Nat's body...On a side note, I wish the dancers did not have to be that thin. God bless them.

WCLS2013 It was strange but good at the same time

Report This Jun 13, 2013
  • velloxal rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Boring at the beginning but later on was building up. Amazing Natalie acting she is incredible.

Darren Aronofsky delivers!!!! Check out his other films, Pi and Requiem For A Dream...

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Report This Nov 05, 2013
  • GHN rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

GHN thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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  • missy2 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

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Report This May 30, 2011
  • BlackPhoenix rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

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  • bdls206 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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  • Ciresica rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Report This May 11, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A ballet dancer wins the lead in "Swan Lake" and is perfect for the role of the delicate White Swan - Princess Odette - but slowly loses her mind as she becomes more and more like Odile, the Black Swan.

Report This Apr 26, 2011
  • Ciresica rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Nina wants the main role as both the White and Black swan in a ballet show. She struggles through mental breakdowns and the people surrounding her, reaching perfection in her performance but what will it do to her?

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Report This Jun 26, 2011
  • BlackPhoenix rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: Graphic-a little bit too much, in my opinion, at least in the theatrical version (I heard they cut the most graphic scenes out of the DVD, but I'm not sure)

Report This May 30, 2011
  • BlackPhoenix rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Violence: Gory scenes

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  • bdls206 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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  • bdls206 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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  • bdls206 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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  • Ciresica rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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  • Ciresica rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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  • JM9 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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  • JM9 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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Report This Dec 12, 2011
  • Sunnchilde rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

"You DID, didn't you? Hey. Wait! Was I good?"

Report This May 11, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Thomas Leroy: The only person standing in your way is you.

Report This May 11, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Thomas Leroy: You could be brilliant, but you're a coward. Nina: I'm sorry. Thomas Leroy: [yelling] Now stop saying that! That's exactly what I'm talking about. Stop being so f**king weak!

Report This Apr 26, 2011
  • Ciresica rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I did what you told me to do; I felt it.

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  • bdls206 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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