The story is based on swan lake. Portman plays a character named Nina. A pushed to the edge ballerina, who is emtionally battered by her stage mother. She is suffering delusions and hallucinations. She has been cast as the Swan Queen. The part calls for her to be able to access both the Sweetness and innocence of the White swan as well as the seductive blissfulness of the Black swan. Reality starts to slip from Nina's grasp once Lily (played by Mila Kunis) arrives as her understudy. Lily is there to draw the darkness out of Nina.
This is what the basic narrative of the movie is. It is a thriller to say the least. I'm not sure that I want to see it in theaters or wait for blue ray. I'm not a huge fan of such dark psychological thrillers. What fascinates me is the makeup. The makeup designer on this film is Oscar winning makeup artist Judy Chin. I love how she made Nina's eyes very swan like. As you can see by the images from IMBD.
The film promises to be an edge of your seat, roller coaster ride. If you have seen it please leave your comments regarding your thoughts on the movie. I would love to hear what you think of it.