A few days ago I was not alone ant man 3 premiere. The much discussed smaller film The Whale can now also be seen on the Dutch big screen. On Twitter, many people say that they were very excited to see the movie.
The movie The whale from director Darren Aronofsky (Black swan, mother!) returns Brendan Fraser (The Mummy).
Fraser plays a very overweight person. In fact, it’s so bad it could be the death of him. This changes him and makes him want to meet his estranged teenage daughter Ellie (Sadie Sink) again.
tears in the cinema
On Twitter it is clear that several people have not kept it dry The whale. And this indicates that we are facing a movie, at least, quite compelling.
Full 5 stars
FilmTotaal critic Arjan Welles received The whale the full 5 stars and possibly reached for his bandana as well:
“The Whale does an excellent job of conveying the awareness that every condition, physical or mental, has a background and story. Plus, it has a heartfelt tone and emotion, so there’s a good chance you’ll need to take a pack of tissues with you” . .”
Will you soon be one of those ‘crying Dutchmen’ that Darren Aronosfky refers to? There’s only one way to find out…
THE WHALE is already in theaters. pic.twitter.com/sV4YuuAc8F
— Cineart Netherlands (@CineartNL) February 18, 2023
Comments on Twitter
Below are some reactions from Twitter about it. The whale. Now you can see the film in the cinema and in the art house.
What an awesome movie The Whale is!
Exciting and great in the small. It also contains many interesting Christian and theological topics. (Interesting explanations welcome ?)
In any case, recommended!
— Tabitha van Krimpen (@TabithavKrimpen) February 17, 2023
Seen The Whale and sure, some beautifully acted moments, but mostly a pretty simple sketch of obesity = emotional eating. And a lot of fat shame. Not a fan.
–Randy (@recensierandy) February 17, 2023
I was embarrassed to cry at the end of ‘The Whale’ and tried to hold my breath. When I heard sobs behind me and saw a handkerchief appear next to me, I was a little relieved that I wasn’t alone.
–Tamara Vermeulen (@TypischTometje) February 19, 2023
I just saw The Whale in the cinema. I have been crying. What an incredibly special movie and how wonderful Brendan Fraser is in this role.
— Victor Hopman (@victorhopman) February 19, 2023
The Whale – ★★★★
Fair and rough. You will get mixed reactions. It worked for me because it touched me deeply. She left the cinema with wet eyes. Rarely has a performance as powerful and fragile as Brendan Fraser’s been seen here. pic.twitter.com/UMUtOOHcFT
–Jack (@Jacky1991_) February 17, 2023
the whale really tore me apart
-Tygo (@kassajongen) February 18, 2023
Whale movie really heavy, never had a full film with dewy eyes. I need to give it another place.
— » Jeff | (@ikheetjeff) February 19, 2023
Powerful film about (unresolved) pain, (unaccepted) love and (lack of) faith in the other. Definitely recommended: https://t.co/CtfAi1HeQj
–Bas Booister (@BasBooister) February 18, 2023