‘The Whale’ Review: Moving analysis of relationships

THE WHALE (2022) Review
Directed by Darren Aronofsky

It’s impossible not be moved by not just the performances of Brendan Fraser, Sadie Sink and Hong Chau, The Whale gives you a touching analysis of relationships among people who are isolated, abandoned, seeking refuge, asking for forgiveness. These analysis will most likely led the viewers to reflect on their relationships with their loved ones.

It’s set in just the house or residence of Charlie, played by Fraser, but the dialogue will immerse you with the physical and emotional journey of the characters. It’s hard to pull-off, honestly, but with clear direction and smart screenplay, The Whale becomes bigger than the main character itself. The message of the film, the struggles of the character resonates and goes beyond the four corners of Charlie’s residence.

You may think and feel at first that this may be some just boring movie about conversations. But the conversations opened are universally moving and relatable. You’ll be surprised at how engaged you are and that time just passed by. Leaving you wanting more, and with pain that’s hard to ignore.


‘The Whale’ is now showing in Philippine cinemas, locally distributed by TBA Studios. Rated R-13 by the MTRCB.

Leave a Reply