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BLACK SWAN (2010)****
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Contains 10 movie quotes & 7 Academic Words (AWL*).
When ballet dancer Nina Sayers (Natalie Portman) is chosen to play the  Swan Queen in Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, she struggles to  find a method to connect her art with the lustful character of the dark swan twin and express both sides of the swan psyche.   She must also deal with Thomas (Vincent Cassel), the artistic director, and decide if Lily (Mila Kunis) wants her friendship or her job.  To achieve  success in the highly competitive world of the New York Ballet Company , Nina  digs deep into her imagination, but  where will this path lead her  in the quest for perfection?   With Barbara Hershey.   Academy Award, Best Actress in Lead Role. Rated R (108 min.) mike laib 2011.

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