Bros, if you have a girlfriend, you are probably going to have to go see this movie. And if you have a good pick up line that you can use in a movie theater, you should definitely go because there will be lots of girls in the theater. But if you’re going to see the lesbian scene between Mila Kunis and Natalie Portman, let me tell you right now, it’s a long journey to that scene. It’s pretty good, but it’s also a pretty torturous movie.

That’s not to say it’s bad, it’s just not the kind of movie I would like. Even if this were a better version of this movie, I still wouldn’t really like it. I can appreciate the talent that went into it, I just would never watch it again in a million years without some kind of massive financial incentive or several free pies.

Natalie Portman plays a fragile, messed up ballerina, who loses her tiny mind after it is crushed by the pressure of being the top ballerina. You can actually feel her being crushed and torn apart in the movie and it’s really uncomfortable. Mila is great in every scene, but it is hard to separate my like of Mila Kunis the actress, my like of her likable character, my dislike of Natalie Portman’s character and actress and my dislike of the movie.

Additionally, some of the camera work is purposely claustrophobic and too close. I wanted to push the screen away. There are several scary and uncomfortable scenes involve blood, stabbing and mirrors. By the time I got to the lesbian scene, I just wanted the movie to be over. And I had my fill of classic music.

The missus liked the movie, but she used to dance ballet. I guess she connected on a level I just can’t. But like I said, you’re gonna go see, it’s just a matter if you can prepare yourself for it. Also, you movie geeks will have to see it as well. There are some interesting uses of CGI and great moments, uncomfortable though they are.

I didn’t feel Natalie Portman reached the level of “Best Actress”, but don’t go by me. I’ve never gotten over the newer Star Wars movies, so I can’t help but associate Portman negatively on the screen. I give Black Swan an admittedly, incredibly prejudiced 2 out of 10 keggers.