Monday, January 10, 2011

Our first trip to the ballet

This weekend Kristian and I went to the ballet for the first time...well if you count going to see Black Swan at the movie theater the same as going to the ballet. Seeing how this is probably the closest we'll ever come to seeing a ballet together I count it!



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?

13 comments:

d.a.r. said...

I haven't seen it...and not sure I want to now! Ha!

But I agree--Center Stage is the best :)

Spanky said...

Center Stage is the bomb! How many times did we watch that in the Pi house in college? 4,000 times? 5,000 times? I lost count.

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

I haven't seen it, but keep seeing the previews. I honestly don't really get it....does she become posessed or something? I do have a small obsession with Center Stage though!

Marian said...

1. I love LOVE CenterStage!!! I watched it over in over in college!!
2. I want to see Black Swan real bad. I haven't been as lucky trying to talk Liam into it...but I may just have to show him this post:)
3. Mila is a babe. I've been in love with her ever since her days on That 70's Show.

Missy Salsa said...

Still haven't seen it, but everytime I watch Center Stage, it makes me wish I had kept up with ballet :/

bananas. said...

love mila kunis! she's absoutelly GORGEOUS! and talented...and funny! same with natalie portman. i loved that movie.

Jenni said...

I saw it this weekend too and LOVED it! I was a dancer when I was little and I loved how they really explained the story of what being a dancer is like...tearing up point shoes, cracking every morning when you wake up...its not as glamorous as it all seems. My husband said he wished there has been more variety to the music but I loved that it was classical violin the whole time, and it added a lot to the movie. I told him it worked because the movie was all about being inside her head, and in her world the only thing that existed was classical music. Which made the scenes with Mila Kunis listening to her ipod stand out as kind of cool little silent statements about the two girls. :)

april said...

I kind of want to see it. I may this weekend. I haven't decided yet.

Rob loves Mila Kunis and has loved Natalie Portman since Beautiful Girls. Still, I rarely get him a movie (usually once or twice a year - Valentine's Day and our anniversary) and if I was to get him to one, I don't think he'd see this one.

Thanks for the review!

Venassa said...

I havent seen it but everyone is talking about it, so I'd really like to. I understand your girl crush on Mila Kunis. I think she's stunning as well.

Teenage Bride said...

I was a little unprepared for some of the content haha

the psychological aspect was intriguing though.

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

I am so glad you said that Kristian liked it, I've been trying to talk Dustin into seeing it. He loves both girls in the movie (he claims they're his girlfriends lol) so I don't see why he wouldn't want to go!

Teenage Bride said...

Hey there, me again

I just wanted to thank you for your concern. My husband and I were a little worried but I seem to be ok, my back is just very sore. I do go to the doctors tomorrow though and I will be sure to mention the fall just to be on the safe side.

Llama said...

I reallly really want to see this movie!