The Whale trailer unveils Brendan Fraser’s controversial comeback movie

Nineties motion heartthrob Brendan Fraser is making a comeback, although this time he’s traded these fast-paced flicks for extra somber, dramatic fare. He stars in Darren Aronfsky’s newest movie, The Whale, which is tailored from a play by Samuel D. Hunter.

In the movie, Fraser performs a reclusive trainer named Charlie who makes an attempt to attach together with his teenage daughter (performed by Sadie Sink of Stranger Things and Taylor Swift’s All Too Well brief movie fame). Charlie additionally struggles with quite a few well being points, chief amongst them the truth that he weighs 600 kilos.

The movie has garnered its share of controversy for taking part in into fatphobia, particularly by placing Fraser in a fats swimsuit. As our evaluation says, Charlie finally ends up turning into “a Christ figure whose masochistic superpower is to absorb the cruelty of everyone around him and store it safely inside his massive frame.”

Fraser’s efficiency, nevertheless, is claimed to be excellent, inserting him because the frontrunner for the Best Actor Oscar and plenty of different prestigious accolades. During the Venice International Film Festival, the movie was met with a six-minute standing ovation — which prompted Fraser to burst into tears.

The Whale hits theaters on Dec. 9.

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