The Whale Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 9573

Average Rating: 2.7/4

# of Ratings: 6

Theatrical Release Date: 12/09/2022

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 03/14/2023

Language: English

Genre: Drama

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Darren Aronofsky

Actors: Brendan Fraser, Sadie Sink, Hong Chau, Ty Simpkins, Samantha Morton, Ryan Heinke

Plot: Charlie is a reclusive and morbidly obese English teacher who has long been estranged from his daughter and ex-wife after an affair. Now seemingly eating himself to a slow death, with his nurse his only friend, he seeks to reconnect with his daughter and find some redemption before the end. -- Chris Kavan

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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 01/15/2023

Brendan Fraser and his castmates are mesmerizing. So good in fact, they all together carry this emotionally devastating but glaringly heavy-handed character study all the way to the very end.

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A Fridge Too Far

SIngli6 - wrote on 02/07/2023

Darren Aronofsky has always trafficked in extreme scenarios and grotesque images to convey either addiction or obsession, depending on the film. His scripts would be comic in how OTP they are if they weren't bolstered by flourishes of hyper-intense editing, sound design, score, and photography. I know this because The Whale lacks many of those flourishes until its final act, where they arrive with all the enthusiasm of a student late for a (video) lecture. That's not a slight against the look and sound of the film; it's fine. It's Aronofsky at his most impartial, which makes the extremely repulsive dramatic beats of the film - including but not limited to heart attack masturbation, Brendan Fraser inhaling pizzas, Brendan Fraser vs gravity, and Sadie Sink being the world's most terrible …

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