Natalie Portman in Black Swan

I saw Black Swan last night, and I really have no idea what to make of it.

That’s not to say that I didn’t enjoy it, because I did – I thought it was beautifully shot, highly original, and that Natalie Portman especially was absolutely outstanding!  She must have trained so hard for the part – and it really does show the lengths that ballerinas have to go through to actually make it.

I even managed to watch something with Mila Kunis in without thinking “MEG!!” all the way through.  And Vincent Cassel was his usual fantastic self, even though his character wasn’t really on screen that much.

However, I was confused as to what actually happened. I have some theories of my own, but unfortunately I saw it on my own, so I didn’t have anyone to discuss it with when I came out.


Highlight the white text below to see my question – don’t do it if you don’t want a possible spoiler!

So, did Lily (Mila Kunis) even exist?  Or was she a portrayal of Nina’s inner dark side?  Or was I trying to read too much into it?