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The Black Swan

Competition for the lead role in a ballet production of Swan Lake is so fierce that Nina (Natalie Portman) fears she may be losing her mind trying to get the part. Adding to the pressure is the company's artistic director (Vincent Cassel), her mother's (Winona Ryder) expectations and a flirtatious rival (Mila Kunis). Get the movie review and more. »


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Violence: --
Sexual Content: --
Language: --
Drugs/Alcohol: --
Run Time: 103
Theater Release: 03 Dec 2010
Video Release: 29 Mar 2011
MPAA Rating: R
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Why Is The Black Swan Rated R?

This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:


- Disturbing scenes and intense portrayals of nightmarish images.

- Detailed gory and grotesque images.

- Frequent and prolonged violent acts shown in a realistic manner, with blood and details.

- Frequent detailed and bloody portrayals of violence, stabbing and self-mutilation.

Sexual Content:

- Sexual references and innuendo.

- Infrequent use of detailed sexual language.

- Embracing, kissing and fondling.

- Simulated sexual activity.

- Implied sexual activity.

- Depictions of sexual relations between a man and woman, oral sex (involving two women), self pleasuring and fondling.


- Frequent use of the sexual expletive, sometimes in a sexual context.

- Use of profanity, cursing and scatological slang.

- Limited use of slurs.

Drugs and Alcohol:

- Detailed portrayals of illegal drug use for recreational purposes.

- Tobacco use.

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