Black Swan has gotten absolute rave reviews [ Black Swan Review ] from just about everyone and is still on my list of must see movies. It just recently opened up to more theaters which means it is now playing locally and I have no excuse not to see it other then my pocket book. For those who prefer to wait and watch it from the comforts of your home you wont have to wait very long. According to DVDWorld it will be hitting DVD on March 8th.
Nina (Portman) is a ballerina in a New York City ballet company whose life, like all those in her profession, is completely consumed with dance. She lives with her obsessive former ballerina mother Erica (Hershey) who exerts a suffocating control over her.
When artistic director Thomas Leroy (Cassel) decides to replace prima ballerina Beth MacIntyre (Ryder) for the opening production of their new season, Swan Lake, Nina is his first choice. But Nina has competition: a new dancer, Lily (Kunis), who impresses Leroy as well. Swan Lake requires a dancer who can play both the White Swan with innocence and grace, and the Black Swan, who represents guile and sensuality.
Nina fits the White Swan role perfectly but Lily is the personification of the Black Swan. As the two young dancers expand their rivalry into a twisted friendship, Nina begins to get more in touch with her dark side – a recklessness that threatens to destroy her.