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First Trailer for ‘The Whale’ Teases a Masterful Performance from Brendan Fraser

The Whale Brendan Fraser CR: A24

The first trailer for The Whale has been released online. Directed by Darren Aronofsky, with a screenplay by Samuel D. Hunter, who bases it off his play of the same name, the movie stars Brendan Fraser, Sadie Sink, Hong Chau, Samantha Morton, and Ty Simpkins.

Its plot synopsis reads, “From Darren Aronofsky comes The Whale, the story of a reclusive English teacher who attempts to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter.”

Our editor-in-chief Joey Magidson saw the movie at the Toronto International Film Festival, and praised Brendan Fraser’s performance, stating that it is “the performance of a career, which Aronofsky accentuates at every turn. It’s impossible not to be blown away by the work. Now, for a film so full of empathy, it also can come off as mean to some as well. I didn’t have that issue, but it’s a movie that will generate a range of reactions. The only emotion that everyone will share? Fraser’s pitch perfect work.” You can read his full review of the film here.

You can watch the trailer below and see the movie in theatres on December 9:


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Written by Maxance Vincent

Maxance Vincent is a freelance film and TV critic, and a recent graduate of a BFA in Film Studies at the Université de Montréal. He is currently finishing a specialization in Video Game Studies, focusing on the psychological effects regarding the critical discourse on violent video games.

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