Was intrigued from the get go on this one but afraid at the same time as the reviews from people that have seen it were love/hate. Took the chance and I must say it's a pretty intense psychological film. I give it a high marks.
Granted Natalie Portman turns in a great performance as it's clear she put everything into this role, the film just went WAY off track for me about 2/3 through. I'd love to see Portman win an Oscar for this, but if it wins Best Picture...Well then :text-nocomment:
^ I believe it was a brilliant decision by the director or producer to have that part in this movie. It made more guys want to see a movie about a ballerina (how many normal guys would be interested in such story?).