I love Natalie Portman, and want to see almost anything she's in. This one was no exception. Plus it's gotten great reviews and I figure it was a no loose situation.
Except... I'm not sure who I feel about this movie. I can't quite say I didn't enjoy it. But I also can't say I loved it either. I just think the whole thing made me feel uneasy, which I guess was the point in a way. It's the type of movie where you're supposed to want to go back and see it again to pick up on all the clues you've missed. But I'm not sure I would willingly sit through it again.
I will say Natalie Portman was pretty amazing in it, and does deserve all the Oscar talk she's been receiving. I do think it will be nominated for Best Picture, if only because it's open to 10 films now, but I can't say I think it deserves to win.
This movie was almost the opposite experience, where it wasn't one I was dying to see but really enjoyed it. I hadn't read the book, I hadn't seen the original movie, so I wasn't really sure what to expect. But if I had any expectations of this movie it definitely lived up to them.
I'd like to say that I'm not a big fan of westerns, but when I think about it all of the ones I've seen I have enjoyed. (Of course all of those were recently made. I can't say that I've ever seen a "true" western.) But overall this was a really enjoyable, somewhat suspenseful movie. I really like Hailee Steinfeld in it, which is the reason I posted using her poster. As much as I hate to say it, I would probably have to recommend True Grit over Black Swan.
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