The Whale: Directed by Darren Aronofsky. With Brendan Fraser, Sadie Sink, Ty Simpkins, Hong Chau. A reclusive, morbidly obese English teacher attempts to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter.
Brendan Fraser’s official return to Hollywood glory, even though I’ve personally seen him or heard him in several things prior to this. It’s a good film with a small cast of five or six people, two or three filming areas, and a story that cuts way too close to home. I recently had a medical wake up call that resulted in me deciding that I didn’t need to eat the things I was eating, nor drink the things I was drinking, because but for the grace of gourd, I’d be looking exactly like this guy does at the end of the film. It’s a heart wrenching movie with an ending that will ripping your emotional core to pieces.