Black Swan has got to be one of the most hyped films of the past six months. Every person I know has either seen it and raves or has heard the hype and wants to see it. I was one of the latter. So I decided to see it.
The film while enjoyable, was a huge let down. It was promoted as a thriller but only contains about fifteen minutes of really thrilling material. It was promoted as a mind bender but the content was predictable at best. If anything it was a good ballet movie.
Natalie Portman made a very convincing ballerina and an even more convincing crazy. Unfortunately the films plot and content was not strong enough to keep the movie afloat. Top it off with an extremely unnecessary lesbian drug induced sex scene and you have a film that is positively unpleasant.
This film leaves far too much unexplained and even more under developed. Rent this at your own risk.