Originally, I wasn’t planning to see The Whale. I love Brendan Fraser, and it’s been awesome seeing him on the screen again, but it looked too drab and dire for me. This movie has received rave reviews, particularly for Fraser’s performance as a depressed, morbidly obese teacher. I saw it on a whim this past weekend, so I figured I’d talk about it. Let’s have a look.
Based on Samuel D. Hunter’s play of the same name, The Whale follows online English professor Charlie (Fraser) in the week following a troubling prognosis. Charlie contacts his estranged daughter (Sadie Sink) and begins helping her with homework. He also makes friends with a missionary and a pizza delivery boy and reconnects with his daughter’s mother (Samantha Morton) in what may be his last days.
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