The Whale


The Whale
A reclusive, morbidly obese English teacher attempts to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter. The film has numerous awards and nominations.

117 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Sex, Prejudice, Drug abuse).
Drama, On the art circuit
I need a sandwich ...
I need a sandwich ...

Credits

Cast
Brendan Fraser, Sadie Sink, Ty Simpkins, Hong Chau, Samantha Morton,
Director
Darren Aronofsky
ScreenplaySamuel D. Hunter, from his play
MusicRob Simonsen
CinematographyMatthew Libatique
EditingAndrew Weisblum
Sound formatsDolby Digital
Made in2022
Produced byA24, Protozoa Pictures

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageNone (sic)
NudityNone
SexNone (sic)
ViolenceNone
PrejudiceNone (sic)
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone (sic)
Comments
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USA MPAA rating

R: RestrictedRated R for language, some drug use and sexual content.
Runtime117
USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
5
Violence
0
Blood / Gore / Gross
2
Guns / Weapons
0
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
4
Smoking
2
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
2
Frightening / Tense Scenes
4
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
5
Music (Scary/Tense)
2
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
4

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
15 +
Positive messages
3
Positive role models
2
Violence
2
Sex
4
Language
4
Consumerism
2
Drinking, drugs, smoking
3

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Metacritic.com
51 critics
12
Rottentomatoes critics
256 critics
13
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconHeld together by a killer Brendan Fraser, The Whale sings a song of empathy that will leave most viewers blubbering.
13
CommonSenseMedia
Jeffrey Anderson quote iconCompassionate, mature look at living with severe obesity.
15
ScreenIt
Jim Judy quote iconThe performances are good across the board (especially from Fraser who should earn every male lead acting award this year) and the film certainly delivers an emotional wallop, particularly at the end. Not an easy watch but one worth seeing,
14

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
36 users
16
Rottentomatoes users
500+ users
18
Rottentomatoes popcornmeter
Popcornmeter
18
The Movie DB
Community
14

Average .. 74%

15

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