Director, writer and producer Darren Aronofsky is known as a filmmaker who delights in surprises and the unexpected. Whether you’re watching the spiritual drama Requiem for a Dream, the epic romance The Fountain, or the horror drama Mother!, you know you’re in for a great movie. Where They Are, is a film that focuses on intense emotional moments and complexities. Whale is a continuation of those types of stories.
Starring Brendan Fraser and Sadie Sink, Whale follows an obese man who seeks to reconnect with his estranged daughter. The film is based on the play of the same name written by Samuel D. Hunter. The film adaptation of The Whale has faced criticism for its portrayal of an overweight man—Fraser wore a fat suit for the role and for casting Fraser (a straight actor) in the role of a gay man.
However, critics have praised both Fraser’s and Sink’s performances, with Variety saying that Fraser is “a better actor — cunning, sly, charming — than he’s ever been. ” Despite the controversy surrounding the film, the actor has been one of the frontrunners for the best director award of all time. His success in this career is very important because he has only recently returned to the national stage after his career ended in the late 2000s. Fans of Fraser are happy with his comeback. him.
However, Fraser’s Best Actor nomination was up against stiff competition. Austin Butler in Elvis, Colin Farrell for The Banshees of Insiherin, Paul Mescal in Aftersun, and Bill Nighy in Living are all contenders for the coveted award.
For avid moviegoers curious about Fraser’s performance and whether he’ll walk away from this awards season with an Oscar win, here’s everything we know about how to watch The Whale , plus if you can push it home.
Sadie Sink and the Whale.
How to Watch a Whale
Can a whale swim?
After its premiere in December, Whale is now available to stream from home (though you’ll have to pay for it). The movie is currently available for purchase on Prime Video for $19.99. So if you want to watch Whale, you will get it forever.
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Milan Polk is an assistant editor for Men’s Health who specializes in entertainment and lifestyle reporting, and has worked for New York Magazine’s Vulture and the Chicago Tribune.