Congratulations to Natalie Portman on winning the Oscar for her work in this movie. Don’t be misled by the “horror” tag the movie has been given …. it refers to the special effects used throughout the movie to show her hallucinations … but it’s done very well. You can’t ignore the ballet sequences, but it’s not overdone either. Natalie really deserves the Oscar – she obviously worked very hard and it would have been a very draining role to play – emotionally and physically. Barbara Hershey is great too. Worth seeing.