Post # 1
So I saw Black Swan last night, and I thought it was really good. I wanted to know if any other bee’s watched it and what your thoughts are on it.
I’m trying to figure out what things were ‘true’ and not in the movie.
For example, when Nina and Mila Kunis (I forgot the character’s name) go out that night..does Mila or NOT go home with her?
Post # 3
@OhBeeHive84: I haven’t seen it yet! I’m going next weekend. You should post a spoiler warning in the topic. ^_^
Post # 4
She does not go home with her IMO
Post # 5
I can’t wait to see it! I agreee, you should post a spoiler notice.
Post # 6
I saw the movie a couple weeks ago, and really liked it, even though I cringed a few times.
SPOILER… IMO, Lily doesn’t go home with Nina, she spends the nigt with the guy. We’re just watching Nina’s crazy internal versions of reality, which are totally twisted and become crazier and crazier. It’s those inner halucinations that ultimately turn her mentally into the (crazy)person who can dance the black swan perfectly.
Post # 7
yes i agree she is coming in and out of hallucinations. I wasn’t sure if she really dies but I read alot of reviews and she definitely did.
Post # 9
I’ve seen it twice and I loved it both times. The second time was better because I could really pay attention to the subtle details more and confirm/deny my suspicions about what was actually going on.
The “lezzie wet dream” as Mila Kunis’s character calls it is a hallucination IMO. I also do not think she dies at the end.
Post # 10
Honestly…it was a little too out there for me. I really enjoyed the dancing and Mila Kunis was funny as heck, but overall I could have waited until the movie came out on DVD. The mom was CRAZY as hell…I mean seriously…she had issues. One part I did love…when she was dancing the part of the black swan and actually grew feathers….awesome
Post # 11
I loved Black Swan! Best movie I’ve seen since Inception.
Post # 12
What was the deal with the mother painting all the pictures of Nina? That was the only part I didn’t get.
Post # 13
I think the mom was “crazy” too. I think she suffered from the same thing Nina did & seemed like she was a dancer too and went through the same thing as nina .. maybe thats why she painted her she was sorta obsessed and trying to live through her?
Post # 14
I really enjoyed it. There were some really scary parts where I was clutching DH’s arm and hiding my face in my hands.
Agree with PPs, the parts where it seems like Lily is “out to get her” are all hallucinations, because Nina’s mind had twisted Lily into an embodiment of her darkest thoughts. Lily never came home with Nina, she went home with Tom. Nina just imagined the sexy times.
I was also really astounded by Natalie Portman’s ability to dance en pointe, since it takes most dedicated dancers years to develop the strength and technique to do it, but then I read that they used a dance double. Her pointe scenes were done by Sarah Lane, an ABT dancer, and Natalie’s face was digitally superimposed on Sarah’s face. Still though, she did a great job!
Post # 15
@JustlikeHeaven: I agree with your assessment. It was almost as if her daughter was just an extension of her…a way for her to stay young and vital. I mean she undressed her at night and micromanaged every aspect of her life. That scene with the cake was ridiculous. Mental illness obviously ran in the family.
Post # 16
ITA that the mom was crazy, too. I figured that’s why she was constantly on top of Nina!