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Black Swan

R| 1 hr. 48 min.

Plot Summary
Nina (Natalie Portman) is a ballerina whose passion for the dance rules every facet of her life. When the company's artistic director decides to replace his prima ballerina for their opening production of "Swan Lake," Nina is his first choice. She has competition in newcomer Lily (Mila Kunis) however. While Nina is perfect for the role of the White Swan, Lily personifies the Black Swan. As rivalry between the two dancers transforms into a twisted friendship, Nina's dark side begins to emerge.

Cast: Natalie Portman , Mila Kunis , Vincent Cassel , Barbara Hershey , Winona Ryder , Benjamin Millepied , Ksenia Solo , Kristina Anapau

Director: Darren Aronofsky

Genres: Drama, Thriller

Distributor: Fox Searchlight

Black Swan (2010)

Release Date: December 3rd, 2010|1 hr. 48 min.

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critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 119 )
  • Portman's portrait of an artist under siege is unmissable and unforgettable. So is the movie. You won't know what hit you. show more

  • It's excessive and psychologically imprecise, coarse where it should be refined and too much like a David Cronenberg horror movie in places where restraint and intellectual rigor are called for. show more

  • Aronofsky blurs the line between reality and fantasy, turning the film into a gothic horror show that is fascinating and disappointing in equal measure. What's resplendently real, though, is the beauty of Ms. Portman's performance. She makes the whole lurid tale worthwhile. show more

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'Black Swan' Interns Suing Fox Searchlight Didn't Actually Work for Fox

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on October 4, 2011

File under: you'll probably never work in this town again? According to Fox Searchlight, the two 'Black Swan' interns who filed a lawsuit against the studio claiming it violated minimum wage and ...

Interns Sue 'Black Swan' Studio Over Taking Out the Trash

Posted by
Moviefone Staff on September 28, 2011

It sucks being an unpaid intern. For starters, you aren't paid. You're also often forced to do work that has absolutely nothing to do with your career path (serving coffee, picking up lunch, taking ou...

Darren Aronofsky Looking to Make Noah's Ark Epic

Posted by
Aiden Redmond on June 8, 2011

After making a career out of disturbing us silly with math, drugs and ballet, and making it look too damn good for us to turn away, it looks like Darren Aronofsky is finally gonna get Biblical -- just...

'Black Swan' Dancing Double Says Close-Ups of Natalie Portman's Face Don't Count As Dancing

Posted by
PopEater Editors on April 15, 2011

From PopEater: The 'Black Swan' controversy lives. Sarah Lane, Natalie Portman's ballerina double in her Oscar-winning role, stands by her assertion that Portman did not do as much of the dancing a...

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