Awards Season Sweetheart ‘The Whale’ Is Finally Available for You to Watch at Home
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The Whale, the film that helped revitalize Brendan Fraser‘s acting career, has officially been released on DVD and other streaming platforms in the United States months after it premiered in theaters.
Despite being available for purchase in the U.S., those living in the United Kindom will have to wait a bit longer because it is still being determined when it will be released. The drama follows Fraser as he portrays the role of Charlie, an obese English teacher who remains hidden from the outside world due to his weight. He tries to rebuild a relationship with his estranged daughter Ellie played by Stranger Things star Sadie Sink.
The Whale also stars Ty Simpkins, Hong Chau, and Samantha Morton. Since the movie’s debut late last year, Fraser and the entire cast have received positive reviews from fans. One of the moments occurred in Sept. 2022, at the Venice Film Festival, when Fraser got a six-minute standing ovation. During the applause, the actor appeared to be overcome with emotions as he bowed.
But the success didn’t stop there. Following The Whale’s theatrical debut a few months later in December, it had the largest opening for a limited-released project at the time, with $360,000 in box office revenue. Since then, The Whale has generated over $36 million worldwide.
In addition to the box office profits, Fraser received numerous accolades for his depiction of Charlie. The list includes a Satellite Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, and a Critics Choice Award all within the best actor category. Most recently, Fraser made history when he became the first Canadian to win an Academy Award for Best Actor.
To see what fans and critics are raving about, check out The Whale, now available to watch for a small fee.
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