Film Review – Black Swan

Last weekend Alex and I went to see Black Swan at the cinema. Initially, I wasn’t too keen on wanting to see a film about ballet on the big screen. However, what a fool I would have been if I hadn’t gone!

What’s all the fuss about?

Black Swan is a psychological drama starring Natalie Portman as ‘Nina’, a New York ballerina obsessed with winning the lead role in “Swan Lake”. As Nina focuses on her goal, we see a dark side to her which is delivered to us in many forms of madness, from love to hate. I think it’s safe to say that the film explores the issue of mental health. To add to the intensity of everything, Nina has an overbearing mother, a past ballerina herself!

My ‘View from the Bottom’…

Both Alex and I left the cinema a bit shaken, but not stirred! I don’t think I took my eyes off the screen the whole way through the film. If I said everything about it was over the top, it would be an understatement. But, not so much that you don’t want to see more! It is one of the best films I have seen in a long time, that literally keeps you at the edge of your seat.

Max rating: 5/5 *****

This has been a ‘first’ film review by me, Max.

© 2011 Kevin Maxwell Film, Media & Performance – Published by My Mum