Saturday, January 1, 2011

Week 1: Black Swan

Let the adventure begin! First movie of 2011.

Okay, so thillers are not necessarily my favorite type of movie. I am a "star-crossed lover" fanatic. However, it's a new year, with a new resolution, and considering I am doing this once a week I decided I better expand my viewing preferences.

Natalie Portman, and Mila Kunis(thanks Tiff for looking her up) did a good job. I found myself a little frustrated with Natalie's character at times, as she always seemed on the verge of tears and i wanted more passion than sheepishness. I was suprised to see Winona Ryder. I didn't catch who she was until I had seen a couple of her scenes. Hadn't seen her in a while, but she did a good job.

I was not sitting next to my mom during the sex scenes, but I am sure she wanted to slide under the chair since Tiff was. I have to say to all those men who were dragged to an artsy, ballet movie, someone was looking out for your best interest as well.

I was impressed with the intensity of the ballet dancers and their dedication. I have a new found understanding of my poor daughter's feet in her pointe shoes.

Vincent Cassel was not an actor I had remembered seeing (yes, I had to look him up as well) but I think I was more impressed with his character than Portman's.

Of course due to the nature of a psychological thriller, I tried to predict the ending. Was way off this time, but I like when I am thrown, so I feel like the writers had to work for their pay.

All in all, not a bad movie. I jumped in the right places, cringed when I needed to and held my breath thinking the worse.

Probably the biggest downfall was the woman in the theatre who was so embarrassed during the sex scenes her nervous laugh made me wish she would have attended the 5:00 showing.

See ya next week!!

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