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John Little
05-Feb-11, 18:29
It must be because I'm a bloke. To me Black Swan is rather pretentious and over-rated; I got to thinking it too long halfway through and wishing it would end. Some of the psychological bits had, to me at any rate, hobnails on.

My wife, on the other hand, was completely blown away by it and keeps going on about how good it was, even though she kept shutting her eyes at various bits. She found it exhausting and psychologically clever.

Which makes me think that it is rather more about the contents of female psyche than male. Or maybe that's too much of a generalisation and merely a recognition that we like different flicks.

It was a competent film. If it comes on the telly I shall not watch it again, because there are things to do in the shed.