Then at lunchtime, I headed into the city to do a spot of shopping and get Bridesmaid's Dress Number 1 altered. I got as far as the bus stop before realising that I'd forgotten a) my bus pass, and b) something I bought a couple of weeks ago that I went to put away recently only to find that it still had the security tag on it. Great... And then I got stabbed with a pin while BD #1 was being fitted *sigh*
I thought the afternoon would pick up when I went to see Black Swan, which I'd been looking forward to since I heard about it last year. But dear GOD, was it traumatic. I'd read that it was a thriller, rather than a straight out ballet film, so it's not that I wasn't expecting it. And don't get me wrong, Natalie Portman was absolutely brilliant as the tortured prima ballerina struggling to find her dark side for a role. But it was possibly THE most disturbing film I've ever seen. In terms of disturbing characters, Portman's Nina is pretty much on a par with Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction... O.o I won't give anything specific away in case people haven't seen it.
My overall verdict? It was really good, and it deserves to win any awards that it receives. And I would definitely recommend it, as long as you know what you're in for. But I don't think it'll be going on my list of things to buy on DVD...
Aaaaaanyway, I came home feeling quite uneasy and more than a little weirded out. But then something suddenly made it all better. Someone had posted this video on Facebook and, seeing as it starred TJ Thyne, who I love (even though he's four feet tall... Okay, fine. He's 5'7". It's still pretty short...), I sat through all sixteen minutes of it. And I'm so glad I did - it was very VERY worth it.
So, if you've seen Black Swan recently and are still weirded out, watch this. It'll make things better. And if you've not seen a traumatic movie recently, watch this anyway. At the very least, it'll make you smile!