The Whale

Oscar winner 2023.

A reclusive English teacher suffering from severe obesity attempts to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter for one last chance at redemption.

The Whale is a moving, enveloping film that, while it very rarely departs from its stage origins, reaches the heights of emotional drama.

Brendan Fraser stands out, but every member of Darren Aronofsky’s tiny cast gets moments to shine, and they all prove up to the challenge. Together, they combine to tell a lovely heartbreaker of a story.

United States (English) 1h 57min