About The Whale
Brendan Fraser delivers one of the most astonishing performances you will see on screen this or any other year as a reclusive English teacher living with severe obesity.
Housebound and with failing health, he attempts to reconnect with his teenage daughter who he abandoned along with his wife ten years earlier. Darren Aronofsky, director of Black Swan and The Wrestler, once again proves himself a master at directing actors in roles defined by their physicality in a heart-breaking and compellingly scripted story that explores theology, sexuality, literature and the fundamental need for human connection.
Dir: Darren Aronofsky
Cast: Brendan Fraser, Hong Chau, Sadie Sink, Ty Simpkins, Samantha Morton
Once everything finally collides in The Whale, something shattering and beautiful and honest emerges
New York Magazine / Vulture