Posted on 3/09/11 12:38 PM
It is... well, it is... I don't know how to describe the movie. It's weird, a mindfuck, scary, disturbing and interesting.
Although I hate Natalie Portman (I used to love her, but she seems so cheesy and press-loving now [and she used to hate them] that I can't stand her), but she is really committed to the role. She is SO skinny it's scary! Just by looking at her body you can feel the transformation Nina is suffering. And yes, her acting is great, although I don't know if it is Oscar-worthy... (I think Barbara Hershey was as good as her, and Winona Ryder is great even though her role is small).
I have to say I expected a little bit more. The beginning and the end are absolutely magnificent, specially the end. I wasn't sure of how it was going to end and I thought it would end in a way I didn't like, but it was good, actually.
But towards the middle of the film the action becomes a little... repetitive. And the rythm gets a little slow. Sometimes it's like "Yeah, we get it, you're crazy and the director is a son of a b**ch! Can we move on now, please?".
Also, I predicted how it would end in the first minutes (not exactly, but yes more or less), but so many things happen that it didn't really matter.
In short, I think it is a very interesting movie, very well made and with very good acting/directing, but not as "f**king brilliant" and a "masterpiece" or anything similar. And I wouldn't watch it twice, firstly because if you know what's going to happen next there's not much thrill, as the most interesting thing is that we are never sure if some things are real or not; and second because it's f**king disturbing!