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From The Mummy to Journey to the Center of the Earth to George of the Jungle, almost every movie fan who grew up in the late 1990s or early 2000s has a soft spot for Brenden Fraser. Taking a look at his filmography, he hasn’t done much “serious” work and doesn’t have the best track record in terms of quality, but he has a lot of charm and gives every role a lot of heart. After being out of the spotlight for more than a decade, Fraser is back on the big screen in what is by far his most difficult role to date. This performance is likely to revive his career and boost his reputation as an actor. The Whale also represents somewhat of a comeback for director Darren Aronofsky, who’s last two films were shrouded with negative buzz and diminished how he is perceived within the industry.
The Whale is a chamber piece based on Samuel D. Hunter’s play of the same name. It’s about a 600-pound man named Charlie (Fraser) who is trying to get back in touch with his 17-year-old daughter Ellie (Sink) after leaving her and his wife for another man years ago. Aronofsky has never been afraid to look at characters when they are at their worst and most emotionally fragile. Visit primewire to stream more movies.