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Black Swan (2010)

Black Swan

Overview


Genre

Thriller, Supernatural

Release Date

December 03, 2010 (Wide)

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

110 min.

Production Budget

$17 millions

Studio

Fox Searchlight Pictures

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  4 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Darren Aronofsky

Producer

Scott Franklin, Brian Oliver, Mike Medavoy, Arnold Messer

Screenwriter

Mark Heyman, Andres Heinz, John J. McLaughlin

Starring

Story


"Black Swan" follows the story of Nina (Portman), 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 retired ballerina mother Erica (Barbara Hershey) who zealously supports her daughter's professional ambition.

When artistic director Thomas Leroy (Vincent Cassel) decides to replace prima ballerina Beth MacIntyre (Winona 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 with a recklessness that threatens to destroy her.

Pictures (18 photos)


Natalie Portman stars as Nina in Fox Searchlight Pictures' Black Swan (2010)
Mila Kunis stars as Lilly and Natalie Portman stars as Nina in Fox Searchlight Pictures' Black Swan (2010)

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PREMIERE PHOTO

Isabella Ragonese
The 2010 Venice Film Festival - Day 1 - 'Black Swan'
Sep 01, 2010
Quentin Tarantino
The 2010 Venice Film Festival - Day 1 - 'Black Swan'
Sep 01, 2010

REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..it's outlandish and melodramatic and spectacular..”
by Andrew O'Hehir [Salon]
“..it's excessive and psychologically imprecise, coarse where it should be refined..”
by Mick LaSalle [San Francisco Chronicle]
“..visceral and real even while it's one delirious, phantasmagoric freakout..”
by Manohla Dargis [NY Times]