The Whale | Reveiw | American psychological drama film directed by Darren Aronofsky and written by Samuel D. Hunter

In a town in Idaho, Charlie, a reclusive and unhealthy English teacher, hides out in his flat and eats his way to death. He is desperate to reconnect with his teenage daughter for a last chance at redemption. Release date: 3 February 2023 (India) Director: Darren Aronofsky Nominations: Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, Volpi Cup for Best Actress, more Screenplay: Samuel D. Hunter Distributed by: A24 Based on: The Whale; by Samuel D. Hunter
Beautifully tragic. This film will sit with me for a while and I felt so empty leaving the theatre. I’m not a big Aronofsky fan but he did a great job with this, didn’t think he was capable of making a movie this subdued. Brendan Fraser is as good as advertised, and he deserves all the praise. Characters are well fleshed out and dialogue was solid. The only thing I would say to criticize it is that it lacks subtlety in some of the choices it makes and the daughter is cartoonishly evil to an unrealistic degree. That being said, it was still a great character study about a man who has given up on life and tries to write his wrongs once and for all. Rating - 4/5