I love Natalie Portman. I think my distant affair with her stated with V for Vendetta and continued on, even with her less than satisfactory performances in Star Wars Episodes I-III. We just got off on the wrong foot.
But listen. Black Swan is amazing. I thought Portman did a spot-on job playing a dancer. I kept on having to remind myself that she wasn’t a dancer by profession. I thought she was really, really good. After glancing over IMDb’s trivia, apparently the physical therapist scene was a real session. Wow.
If you can stomach some crazy, horror film-like scenes and a lot of drama, I highly recommend this movie. You won’t be disappointed.