Black Swan is the story of Nina, a dancer in the New York Ballet Company who lives with her mother, a former dancer herself. Nina's company is about to put on a production of Swan Lake, and Nina is the shoe-in for the main character, the white swan. However, in order to play the white swan she also needs to be able to play the black swan. The director of the company thinks a new dancer, Lily, would be better for the black swan's role. Throughout the movie Nina struggles with being so protected by her mother. She practices her roles a lot of the time but becomes friends with Lily and starts going out and acting pretty wild.
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Best part of story, including ending:
I loved this story because it deals with such an inner struggle. Nina's always in her own head and you can really see that she wants to change just to get the role.
Best scene in story:
My favorite scene is probably the one where Nina comes home to her overprotective mother after a night of partying with Lily. It's just a really interesting dynamic.
Opinion about the main character:
I dislike the fact that Nina is so willing to change, in a negative way, just to get the role because she doesn't think she has anything else going for her.