Believe it or not Kristian was the one that suggested we go see it. I had an interest in seeing the movie already (I grew up dancing and therefore love all movies that are dance related) but I figured it would be too "girly" for the husband and didn't even suggest it. I was planning to just wait until it came out on Netflix. Well last week after seeing one of the commercials he turned to me and said he really wanted to see it. Color me surprised. I assumed he wanted to go because he had heard of **SPOILER ALERT** the sex scene between Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis. Surprisingly that wasn't the reason though his face did perk up quite a bit during that scene.
We went to the first showing yesterday morning at 11am. This is something we've started doing when we do decide to make the trek to the theater. Tickets in the morning are only $6/piece as opposed to $11/piece. So we saved $10 which we put towards some snacks. It's also much less crowded and you get out and still have your whole day ahead of you.
As for the movie itself. I liked it well enough though not as much as my all time favorite ballet movie! Definitely a bit of a mind f*ck and pretty intense in some spots. I thought Natalie did great as a prima ballerina and considering she was had to learn in a few months what ballerinas train their whole lives for I give her tremendous credit. I can see how a combination of dancing 24/7, barely eating and the extreme amount of pressure and expectations put on these girls could lead to a bit of a mental breakdown.
Kristian actually loved the movie. He was still talking about it last night. He liked that it was something totally different from what he's seen before and the way the movie was shot and the special effects. Maybe "girly" movies aren't so bad after all!
I also now have a bit of a girl crush on Mila Kunis. She's stunning.
Have you seen Black Swan? What did you think?