Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Black Swan

Last week I went to see Black Swan.  For some reason I was dying to see this movie.  I heard it got great reviews and who doesn't love a movie about crazy, messed up ballerinas? 

I went through so many emotions watching this movie. 

Enter the theater- Excited and anxious to see what all the fuss is about.  Also starving because I skipped lunch that day.

About 2 minutes in- Ok this might be a little weird

About 10 minutes in- Oooohhh I love her scarf! But why is the camera always so close to the back of her head and so shaky?

About 15 minutes in- Ouch...oohhh stop doing that!  it makes me hurt just watching.

About 20 minutes in- Ok, she is so freaking skinny he is like feeling up her ribcage.

About 25 minutes in?- WTF!  I cannot believe I am watching people really do that?!  Wow, I bet dudes would like this movie better than I would.

The next hour- This chick is crazy!  What the heck am I watching?

The last 20 minutes- Elated...disturbed....confused....elated....proud....sad....I don't even know what just happened.

This movie was weird.  I felt like I had just had a fabulous nightmare.  I was dancing out of the theater kind of wishing I was a ballerina and could fly, skate, and twirl across the stage in beautiful make-up and costumes but at the same time thankful I never got too into dance because I didn't want to be a psychotic anorexic chick. Seriously the last 20 minutes or so I felt the emotions she was going through and it was a whirlwind.  But I was slightly disturbed that there are people that crazy out there to think this stuff up.

You could take your boyfriend to this movie and he would probably like it because of the girl-on-girl and girl-on-herself scenes and the gruesome horror undertones.  I wasn't a big fan of those parts, but I guess you have to appeal to dudes somehow when dealing with a ballerina movie.

I want to see it again just because I want to tie back in things throughout the movie now that I know what it is about and the ending.

I don't know how Natalie Portman didn't lose her mind just playing that role and she definitely deserves a Best Actress award for this movie.

Did you see it yet?  What did you think?


Sam said...

I saw it and really enjoyed it! Well, not in the sense that I enjoy watching girl-on-girl action and seeing bloody nastiness, but I really liked the story and Natalie Portman portrayed the character SO well... I could see how psychotic she was and feel every emotion she was feeling, which was really disturbing! I remember one point where she is in the bathroom and looks at herself in the mirror and picks/clips her nail. You could see in her eyes how she was purposefully hurting herself, and once she did, she immediately softened her expression as if she didn't mean to do it and nursed her finger. Such great acting! She really deserves to win.

Silvia said...

You made wanna watch this movie now. I can only imagine what Natalie Portman put her body through to perform this role. I don't think someone thought this up, I believe this actually happens.

DuckieSteph said...

I haven't seen it yet, but this definately makes me want to see it more now! Thanks for the review. =]

dtahphotography said...

I haven't seen it yet, but now I'm wondering if I want to see it at all. Maybe I'll w8 to rent to it or download it. We'll see.

Michelle said...

You definitely have made my decision to never see this movie. I really don't like the weirdo movies, so this just re-affirmed it.

Carolyn said...

I REALLY liked this movie, but like you, when I first walked out of the theater, I didn't know what to think! I also want to see it again to help put it all together.

Btw I cannot believe both Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis each lost TWENTY LBS for this movie! They didn't have an ounce to lose

Shoshanah said...

I some ways I liked it, but in others I'm not too sure. Part of me wants to go back and rewatch it to catch things the second time, but the other part makes me think I couldn't sit through it again.

Heath said...

I haven't seen it yet, but we were JUST talkign about this today at work and I. Am. Dying. To. See. It.
Im hoping to get Mikey to go with me sometime soon.
This post made me laugh and actually made me want to see it more. Thanks Suz!!

Kelly said...

Wasn't it crazy? I don't think I ever need to see if again, but it was very thought provoking!