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Old 11-08-22, 09:40 AM
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re: The Whale (2022, D: Aronofsky) S: Brendan Fraser, Sadie Sink, Hong Chau

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I never understood why studios sometimes release tiny 1 minute trailers for an already - completed (and shown in competition) movie. Why not just cut a full trailer?
And they waited until a month out from release to drop the trailer. I think they are trying to avoid a bunch of fat shaming social media outrage if they showed footage of Fraser in the fat suit.
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re: The Whale (2022, D: Aronofsky) S: Brendan Fraser, Sadie Sink, Hong Chau

I mean they're gonna have to deal with it eventually, right? This isn't like Sonic the Hedgehog, they can't fix it.
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re: The Whale (2022, D: Aronofsky) S: Brendan Fraser, Sadie Sink, Hong Chau

Originally Posted by clckworang View Post
I can see the trailer. It must be something on your end.
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Itís been going on for a while. Some people canít see videos or tweets. I hope dex knows I was joking.
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re: The Whale (2022, D: Aronofsky) S: Brendan Fraser, Sadie Sink, Hong Chau

The Polygon review makes this a hard pass from me, even though Aranofsky is usually worth a look even if his output is uneven.

But this just sounds depressing and nasty in a 'punching down' kind of way.
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re: The Whale (2022, D: Aronofsky) S: Brendan Fraser, Sadie Sink, Hong Chau

I'll watch it. I'm in the mood for a feel-good movie.
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re: The Whale (2022, D: Aronofsky) S: Brendan Fraser, Sadie Sink, Hong Chau

Is this streaming or theaters only?
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re: The Whale (2022, D: Aronofsky) S: Brendan Fraser, Sadie Sink, Hong Chau

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Is this streaming or theaters only?
Only In Theaters December 9.
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re: The Whale (2022, D: Aronofsky) S: Brendan Fraser, Sadie Sink, Hong Chau

I'm definitely not seeing this in a theater. I can already see a bunch of idiots laughing throughout. Obviously unintentionally
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re: The Whale (2022, D: Aronofsky) S: Brendan Fraser, Sadie Sink, Hong Chau

I can tell from the trailer that I want Fraser to win the Oscar, but I won't be seeing the movie. Aronofsky's stuff isn't what I look for in a theatrical experience anymore. May stream when it hits one of the providers.
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re: The Whale (2022, D: Aronofsky) S: Brendan Fraser, Sadie Sink, Hong Chau

Originally Posted by dex14 View Post
And they waited until a month out from release to drop the trailer. I think they are trying to avoid a bunch of fat shaming social media outrage if they showed footage of Fraser in the fat suit.
Here comes the backlash already.
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re: The Whale (2022, D: Aronofsky) S: Brendan Fraser, Sadie Sink, Hong Chau

Really curious what type of people would intentionally sit through this?

Who wants to look at that? And why?

Itís nice that Fraser is back, but Iím so sick of these gimmick Oscarís.
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re: The Whale (2022, D: Aronofsky) S: Brendan Fraser, Sadie Sink, Hong Chau

what the hell is a "gimmick Oscar"?
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re: The Whale (2022, D: Aronofsky) S: Brendan Fraser, Sadie Sink, Hong Chau

Iím not quite sure about the obesity controversy. Iím a fat guy. But the movie is about a sad man purposely eating himself to death because of the loss of his partner. Not exactly the average story of a fat person. The Klumps is a truer portrayal than this.
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re: The Whale (2022, D: Aronofsky) S: Brendan Fraser, Sadie Sink, Hong Chau

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what the hell is a "gimmick Oscar"?
Heís probably referring to ďOscar baitĒ. Movies made and roles taken specifically to win awards.
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re: The Whale (2022, D: Aronofsky) S: Brendan Fraser, Sadie Sink, Hong Chau

Will expand to more theatres next Tuesday evening.


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Re: The Whale (2022, D: Aronofsky) S: Brendan Fraser, Sadie Sink, Hong Chau

I saw it today. Yea... a lot of this was hard to watch. It's pretty sad. I think Fraser's performance transcends the suit. If he wins the Oscar, no argument from me. Hong Chau continues to be a force in everything I see her in. Sadie Sink was really great too. I'll look forward to seeing what else she does outside of Stranger Things. Ty Simpkins and Samantha Morton put in great work as well.
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Re: The Whale (2022, D: Aronofsky) S: Brendan Fraser, Sadie Sink, Hong Chau

I knew a guy who ballooned to 300+ pounds after a divorce. I didn't want to interact with him and I don't want to see this movie although I like Brendon Fraser. Darren Aronofsky doesn't make movies that are easy to watch so I'll give this a pass.
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Re: The Whale (2022, D: Aronofsky) S: Brendan Fraser, Sadie Sink, Hong Chau

What was the reason why you avoided this guy?
I know at least a dozen guys who are 300+ pounds.
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Re: The Whale (2022, D: Aronofsky) S: Brendan Fraser, Sadie Sink, Hong Chau

Iím over 300. 👀 Ha.
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Re: The Whale (2022, D: Aronofsky) S: Brendan Fraser, Sadie Sink, Hong Chau

I can’t wait to this and I hope Fraser wins Oscar.
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Re: The Whale (2022, D: Aronofsky) S: Brendan Fraser, Sadie Sink, Hong Chau

Originally Posted by Toddarino View Post
What was the reason why you avoided this guy?
I know at least a dozen guys who are 300+ pounds.
It wasn't because of his weight it was because he was so depressed. I tend towards depression and sometimes it seems contagious.
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It wasn't because of his weight it was because he was so depressed. I tend towards depression and sometimes it seems contagious.
Gotcha.
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Re: The Whale (2022, D: Aronofsky) S: Brendan Fraser, Sadie Sink, Hong Chau

As someone who used to be over 300 pounds and lost the weight 4 years ago this was tough to watch. My biggest reason for trying to get healthy was I wanted to be around me for my wife and daughter. The movie was well done did not realize it was originally a play.
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Re: The Whale (2022, D: Aronofsky) S: Brendan Fraser, Sadie Sink, Hong Chau

I saw this over the weekend. I thought Fraser was brilliant. It was a terribly sad but also uplifting/hopeful movie. Some really difficult scenes to watch.
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Re: The Whale (2022, D: Aronofsky) S: Brendan Fraser, Sadie Sink, Hong Chau

I thought this was very good with a couple of reservations. The interaction between all the characters is interesting, the stories are all satisfying. The main thing that hindered the movie for me was the unnecessary musical score. Almost ever scene lays on the music. Here's a poignant moment so lets have graceful music. Oh, this person is getting angry, better have the music get really bombastic and dramatic. It was way too much, and so literal. It was like if you were watching A Fish Called Wanda and the filmmakers decided to include a laugh track.

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