Thursday, June 02, 2011

Angsa Hitam n Kawan Sebilik

Baru lepas ber-movie marathon... first tengok citer The Roommate pastu Black Swan. Tengok kat umah je, citer2 tu mana ada kat cinema sini kan.. ( ke ada?)

Anyway, lama dah tak tgk citer-citer macam ni.. if before aku suka tgk chick flicks je, citer cinta-cintan..yg semestinyer happy ending dan tak akan menyerabutkan kepala (tapi kadang2 meruntun jiwa)

So, meh nk buat review sket pasal citer Black Swan dan The Roommate.

Let's start with Black Swan

Here is Natalie Portman, played the lead role in this movie. Sakit jiwa gak la tgk citer ni.. sebabnyer si Natalie yg berlakon as Nina ada sakit mental. Ni plot nyer...

Nina Sayers (Natalie Portman) is a young dancer with a prestigious New York City ballet company. She lives with her neurotic mother, Erica (Barbara Hershey), a former dancer who stopped her career when she was 28 and pregnant with Nina and has since become an amateur painter.

The ballet company is preparing for a production of Swan Lake. The director, Thomas Leroy (Vincent Cassel), has to cast a new principal dancer as he has forced his present principal dancer and Nina's idol, Beth Macintyre (Winona Ryder), into retirement, which fustrates her greatly. The lead must be able to portray both the innocent, fragile White Swan and her dark, sensual, evil twin, the Black Swan. Nina is selected to compete for the part alongside several other dancers. Her audition goes badly, so she visits him the next morning to ask him to reconsider and give her the role. He denies and tells her that her rigid technique makes her ideal for the White Swan, but she lacks the passion to dance the Black Swan. He then forces a kiss on her, until she bites him. This act surprises Thomas enough to reconsider and give Nina the role of the Swan Queen. Later at a gala celebrating Nina's newfound stardom, Beth angrily confronts Nina and accuses her of bribing Thomas for the role. Thomas rushes Nina and himself back to his apartment where he talks to Nina about her sexual history. Not yielding many results, he tells her to go home and "touch herself" to loosen herself up. The following morning, it is revealed that Beth was seriously injured in a car accident in what Thomas believes was a suicide attempt.

Ni plot The Roommate plak...

Sara Matthews (Minka Kelly) is starting her freshman year of college at ULA. Upon arrival, she meets Tracy Morgan (Aly Michalka), an avid party-goer, and Stephen Morterelli (Cam Gigandet), a drummer and fraternity brother who later begins to date Sara. After a party at Stephen's fraternity house, Sara arrives back at her dorm late at night and meets Rebecca Evans (Leighton Meester), her new roommate.

Initially, the girls begin to bond very well as Rebecca learns more about Sara's life. Sara had an older sister, Emily, who died when Sara was nine. She keeps a necklace that belonged to Emily as well as her sister's name tattooed on her chest. She also has an ex-boyfriend, Jason (Matt Lanter), who keeps calling her to try to get back together with her. As time goes on, Rebecca begins to become obsessed with spending time with Sara. She is willing to keep away anyone who wronged Sara or who she thinks is stealing Sara away from her. This becomes evident in multiple scenarios:

– Tracy's avid party-going takes a turn for the worse when she invites Sara to a dance/bar club but leaves her there, who eventually calls Rebecca for a ride. Later, Rebecca attacks Tracy in the shower and threatens to kill her unless she stays away from Sara (she even pries Tracy's belly ring from her belly button). This leads Tracy, now fearing for her life, to move to another dorm.

– When Sara leaves her phone in her room while out on a date with Stephen, Rebecca hears it ring and answers only to find it is Jason on the other end. Impersonating Sara, she tells Jason never to call her (Sara) again. For several weeks afterwards, Jason does not call Sara, much to Sara's amazement.

– When Sara's philandering interior design professor (Billy Zane) makes tries to kiss her, Rebecca goes into his office and tempts him to kiss her, while recording their dialogue on a tape recorder to make it look like he was hitting on her. Sara, oblivious to what Rebecca has done, is surprised to find out the next day in class that she has a new professor.

– When one of Sara’s friends, Irene (Danneel Harris), invites Sara to move in to her place so she can keep their stray cat, Rebecca kills the kitten by putting it in a laundry room dryer and pretends that it had run away.

- Rebecca beats herself up to look like she went looking for their cat but was assaulted by a street thug. Sara, feeling bad for Rebecca, decides to spend time with her at her parents' place.

Rebecca's folks (Frances Fisher and Tomas Arana) are delighted and surprised to see their daughter, who didn't announce that Sara was coming. During her stay, Sara overhears a conversation between Rebecca and her father; apparently Rebecca has had a troubled past with making friends. Later, her mother, in a conversation with Sara, hints at medication that Rebecca is supposed to be taking. When the girls go out to a coffee shop, they bump into a girl, Maria (Nina Dobrev), who was acquainted with Rebecca from high school and is on some of Rebecca's portrait drawings. Maria tells Rebecca with unease, "We were never friends."

After Thanksgiving break, Sara learns that Irene has returned from a fashion tour. When Rebecca goes to Irene's studio, Sara and Stephen find from her drawers a bottle of pills of Zyprexa, which is used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, but, as the bottle is full, she has not been taking them.

At the studio, Rebecca and Irene meet, the latter unaware that Rebecca is Sara’s roomate. Irene, who is attracted to girls, shares a romantic moment with Rebecca, and the two go back to Irene's place. Finally, Rebecca draws the last straw when she gets a tattoo which she reveals is identical to Sara's with her sister's name. Emotionally shocked, Sara runs off. She packs some of her things, with the exception of her sister Emily's necklace, which she can't find, and moves in with Stephen at his fraternity house. Later, Stephen and Sara find one of Rebecca's books in which she has handdrawn portrait sketches of Sara, just like the ones of Maria. The implication is that Maria was once a 'best friend' that Rebecca has obsessed over, but now Sara has taken her place.

In the midst of all this, Jason has arrived on campus at Sara's dorm. He leaves a written note under her door revealing his desire to see her as well as the hotel and room where he is staying. Rebecca, having read the note, poses as Sara with her sister's necklace, the tattoo she got, and the newly dyed hair, goes to Jason's hotel room, and stabs him to death with a pocket knife.

Eventually, all scenes converge when Sara gets a text from Irene's phone saying she needs her right away. She in turn leaves voicemail on Stephen's phone telling him she will be at Irene's place. When she gets there, she finds Irene held hostage by Rebecca with a pistol. She reveals to Sara that she was responsible for what happened to Tracy, the professor, Jason, and the kitten and that she did it all because she wanted to win Sara's friendship. When Sara apologizes, Rebecca forgives her but wants to kill Irene. The two begin fighting, and Stephen arrives just in time to help stop Rebecca from pulling the trigger on Irene. However, in the ongoing struggle, gunshots are fired, Stephen is knocked unconscious and Sara is left dangling out of the window several stories above the ground. Although Rebecca pulls Sara back to safety, Sara nonetheless reaches for the pistol to shoot Rebecca; however, the cartridge is empty. Rebecca, enraged that her so-called friend would shoot her, attacks Sara and attempts to strangle her. Sara reaches for a pocket knife and, saying, "You were never my friend," (echoing Maria's words from earlier in the film), stabs Rebecca in the back, killing her. She retrieves Emily's necklace back from her.

Sara remains at school, and moves back into her dorm. With Stephen's help, she moves the extra bed out of her room, proclaiming that she does not want a roommate for a while.

yeah i know... i need a life.. hehe


Neeza Shahril said...

ingatkan kawan sebilik apa tadi.. ;)

'AQILAH said...

the roommate tu psycho..