I kind of knew that I would love this movie before I even saw it. I was prepared to be blown away by incredible imagery and beautiful ballerinas and their grace. I wasn't quite prepared to be so emotionally moved by this movie though.
Although very dramatic in it's portrayal of poor Nina's struggle to be perfect, It brings up emotions and feelings that I think many young women deal with, and young men too of course. The idea of being perfect can lead to so much pain. I've felt that way myself a lot of times. Not in the scary way the movie shows, but the idea behind it, the idea that in always striving to be perfect in the eyes of others you hurt yourself over and over.
What I'm trying to say here is that I love Black Swan, not only because it's a thrilling, beautiful movie, but because it has such an important message that I think might be forgotten.