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Nina (Portman) is a ballerina in a New York City ballet company whose life, like all those in her profession, is completely consumed with dance. She lives with her obsessive former ballerina mother Erica (Hershey) who exerts a suffocating control over her. When artistic director Thomas Leroy (Cassel) decides to replace prima ballerina Beth MacIntyre (Ryder) for the opening production of their new season, Swan Lake, Nina is his first choice. But Nina has competition: a new dancer, Lily (Kunis), 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.

Release Date:December 1st, 2010
MPAA Rating:R
Directed By:
Darren AronofskyDarren Aronofsky
Written By:
No image existsMark Heyman
No image existsAndres Heinz
Mila KunisMila Kunis
Natalie PortmanNatalie Portman
Winona RyderWinona Ryder
Vincent CasselVincent Cassel
Sebastian StanSebastian Stan
No image existsJanet Montgomery
Barbara HersheyBarbara Hershey
Toby HemingwayToby Hemingway
No image existsChristopher Gartin
No image existsKristina Anapau
No image existsKsenia Solo
No image existsAdriene Couvillion
No image existsMarty Krzywonos
No image existsShaun O'Hagan
No image existsTim Lacatena
No image existsMatthew Nadu
No image existsMelanie Torres
No image existsKurt Froman
No image existsPatrick Heusinger
No image existsBeth Laufer

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BLACK SWAN Movie Review by BillyBob (9/7/2012)

Uh... Ballet? Boring!

Since being "mad" was the only way Nina could play the Black Swan "perfectly", it had me wondering just when the daft girl was gonna lay an egg. I'm not kidding.

Anyone who has the gall to tell me that BLACK SWAN was a "thinking man's" film couldn't possibly be very much of a deep thinker, in my...

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BLACK SWAN Movie Review by Shannon (5/23/2012)

This film received an AA nomination for Best Picture. Tale focuses on a young ballerina who gets the major part as the Swan Queen (in Tchaikovsky's SWAN LAKE) but there is an issue as to whether she has the personality for the Black Swan. The stress only increases her mental illness which leads to a sometimes wonderfully...

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BLACK SWAN Movie Review by Eriel (5/22/2012)

This film toyed with my emotions a lot. I could relate to Nina and her strive for perfection (I'm sure all perfectionists understand the never-ending, fruitless battle). Other times, I could relate to her immense love of art and her desire to BE art (my heart literally broke for her at the end of the film). But I think...

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BLACK SWAN Movie Review by Teresa (7/17/2011)

Exquisite is the first word that comes to mind as I stroke my laptop keys to describe the film Black Swan. I must admit I am a bit ashamed of myself for not sitting down with this captivating feature sooner. As I sat with my glass of merlot viewing Black Swan I found myself so engrossed in the psychological turmoil that I...

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BLACK SWAN Movie Review by Movie Addict (6/23/2011)

What more can be said about this film that hasn't already been written? An Oscar, BAFTA, and Golden Globe for Ms. Portman, and over 100 other nominations, with three dozen wins, it was certainly on everyone's list of top movies.

The film has been promoted as a horror story, but that is not exactly true. If Dario Argento...

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