Written on: 07/02/2011 by DaveyBoy77 (58 reviews written)
People have asked me to describe what this film is - is it a horror, is it a thriller. I'd have to say I really couldn't tell you - it's extremely difficult to pigeon-hole. One thing I would say is this film is weird. It made me jump on quite a few occasions, and bits of it are pretty difficult to watch, although not as difficult as some of Darren Aronofsky's other outings (Requiem For A Dream, for example). The acting is superb, with a stellar performance by Natalie Portman, who has now got to be a front runner for Best Actress at the Oscars.
In a nutshell, the film is about the bitchiness and jealousy of ballerinas, and the mental unravelling of one of those ballerinas as she achieves her dream of getting the lead role in Swan Lake. Definitely go and see it while it's still in the cinema