Jeff's Reviews

Thoughts on every movie I've ever seen.

The Whale (2022)

Directed by Darren Aronofsky

Starring Brendan Fraser, Sadie Sink, Ty Simpkins


Heavy (pun intended). Watching someone die is never fun.

Fraser’s first proper dramatic performance. Always found him very annoying, but he conveys some real heart through that fat suit. Sink plays a good bitch. She has a fiery, articulate cuteness like Britt Robertson. Morton’s pretty good as a trashy American mom.

A lot of the acting and posturing looks theatrical, and some of the dialogue feels a little rigid and scripted. Were the actors discouraged from performing and speaking a little more naturally?

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