The Whale

The Whale

By Darren Aronofsky

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 2022-12-09
  • Advisory Rating: R
  • Runtime: 1h 56min
  • Director: Darren Aronofsky
  • iTunes Price: USD 19.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 5.99


A reclusive English teacher, living alone in the wake of a tragedy, attempts to reconnect with his teenage daughter for one last chance at redemption in filmmaker Darren Aronofsky's transcendent, emotional epic. Nominated for three Academy Awards and featuring a career-defining performance from Brendan Fraser, The Whale is a deeply moving story of heartache, empathy, and grace.


  • This is a film for the darkest moments we’re all afraid to see.

    By Thewolfman6
    Brendan Fraser (and a strong cast) puts his soul into the body of a lost man whose profound unhappiness manifests in food addiction, and selective isolation. He shares the moments without a desire to fix anything but the path forward for his estranged daughter. He rejects redemption from a society that he has long since been a part of and asks the viewer to suffer with our own questions, doubts and insecurities right along with him. This is a difficult story that people should see. It is difficult to watch. Fraser’s character Charlie wants to believe in others though he has given up on himself. The Oscar performance is in showing us a story of those we choose not to see, when we lose value in ourselves, and perhaps inspiring those we cannot give up on. Fraser strives to find dignity and understanding and hope in humanity. May the film inspire those who are lost or in self-isolation and those who love them.
  • The Whales

    By Marciakingb
    I enjoyed the movie.. Charlie’s desire to help Ellie to find happiness before he dies..
  • Mummies???

    By BrookscuzIam
    Where were all the mummies man ? Isn’t there an expectation once you’ve bought a $20 dollar movie ticket and a drink and popcorn for $40 that there will be MUMMIES ! Maybe he ate the mummies maybe I didn’t sit close enough to the screen to see the mummies! Send in the mummies!!!
  • Loved it

    By Raysavestheday
    Interesting ending
  • Heartbreaking story

    By Rickm121
    The acting was incredible. Rarely watch movies like this but I am glad I did.
  • Don’t buy the hype—really awful movie

    By Charlottean
    Two hours of glorious life and precious attention wasted. Promise me you’ll do something else with your time than watch this.
  • NO POINT MADE IN THIS MOVIE...Not what I expected

    By BamaGirlGing
    I read all the great reviews, and listened to all the hype-- if I had of known before what I know now; I would not have rented this movie. He did NOT make a transformation for this part ( as many actors have & do), he used fat "suit" & make-up to look obese. What is everybody so wowed by- the part where he eats like a KLUMP at a buffet, but with zero table manners, or that he is making clear that he is set on killing himself by eating himself to death! It could have had some drama if they would have built more on his relationships, but for me; it was a hit and miss because it jumped from one thing to another. I don't care what people say; this was totally unrealistic. Wish I could rewind my choice; I would have watched something else!!!
  • Wow

    By Vincent_Vega_junkie
    I rate very few movies 5 stars & if u have an emotional arc of some kind it has to hit me like a semi truck and make me bawl for joy, sadness, despair or other reason for it to work. At first thought the movie may be dumb but I and you need to let it unfold to revel itself.
  • Absolute garbage

    By Boarsbeforewhores2014
    Spare yourself this wrong-headed attempt at “empathy”. Fraser is doing his best but this character and the entire film is so poorly written, there’s only so much that can be done. Hong Chao is great as always, while everyone else (especially Sadie Sink and Samantha Morton) give absolutely TERRIBLE performances.
  • Hollywood movies!

    By Neurodivergent5005
    Its super overrated! They’re trying too hard! Actor are trying too hard! It not natural! They want it to be sad but its just not. doesn't feel natural.. if you want a real sad move go watch “nobody knows “ by Hirokazu Koreeda!