The movie Black Swan

You may not have seen the movie, so I won’t be publishing any spoilers that would ruin it.

This is how I work…When I decide I want to see a movie, I would ideally like to hear nothing more about the movie. I just want to see it as it unfolds. I’m *not* OCD over this, I just avoid hearing about a movie in advance after I have decided to see it. If I don’t know whether to see it or not, either a non-spoiler synopsis or a short trailer works for me.

Bearing this in mind, I knew nothing about Black Swan.

Tonight, I asked mum and Maurice if they might like to watch some TV for a change. Maurice is in awe of my TV and sound system in the basement.

Of the Blu-Ray DVDs at home, they picked Black Swan.

A reasonably short way into the movie, a character is given what is described as a “homework assignment” and I assure you this gives nothing away about the movie if you haven’t seen it. My next two sentences will, however, have you wondering. If you have seen the movie, then you will know that this assignment was not a traditional one and knowing that my mum was sitting next to me had me squirming. So did some later scenes–uggh!

Overall, the movie was an interesting concept and the drama played well. It was a script written to show not tell and, as a result, worked well. I like it when we need to think a little as the movie continues.

Mental note: From now on, only watch summer Pixar movies with my mum.

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I married young. Now, after more than 20 years of marriage, 3 wonderful daughters, and many ups and downs, my wife has decided the marriage is over. The "About Me" and "My Background" pages on my blog have more details.
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11 Responses to The movie Black Swan

  1. mysterycoach says:

    LOL πŸ™‚ That’s so not right.

  2. TikkTok says:

    πŸ˜† You could always shout out asking for family friendly movies. πŸ˜‰

  3. Oh, this reminds me of the time I watched Amelie with my parents. I’d completely forgotten the sex bits!

    • Hi ‘AAL’!
      I provided blog names for my girls based entirely on the name of the character in that movie. AmΓ©lie for the oldest. Brigitte next, then Charlotte. A French theme and as simple as A, B, C, …

      And, yes, that’s another movie NOT to watch with a parent. πŸ™‚

  4. goyagrrl says:

    HA! I saw Black Swan with my mom over the holidays, when it was still out in the theaters. My mom is 77, mind you – and from Spain. She labeled it as, “unnecessarily pornographic” (roughly translated from Spanish). Which made me question – what would have made it *necessarily* pornographic, like then – that would be ok? I chose not to ask this of my mother.

    We did much better with True Grit and The King’s Speech – so if you and the fam have not seen those, you get my older-parent-proof stamp of approval!

    • Hey GG!
      “The King’s Speech” — excellent choice! I haven’t seen it AND it won’t embarrass me to watch it with my mum. Perfect!
      Thanks, SD.

      • goyagrrl says:

        I LOVED the King’s Speech – and totally cried during different parts of it. My mom also enjoyed, she went to see it more than once. I do think that also has to do with her Colin Firth crush, but….
        Let me know what you think of it.

        • I have Netflix and put The King’s Speech to the top of my queue, and it’s on the way. As of tomorrow evening, I will have a ‘safe’ movie to watch with my mum and beau before they head back to Australia. (Let’s hope they beat Hurricane Irene … but it looks like it’s heading right for you — run!!)

        • You know, something I didn’t think of … to ask my mum if she’d already seen the movie…duh! Silly me!

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