The Whale | 2022

Directed by: Darren Aronofsky

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Main Plot

A reclusive, morbidly obese English teacher attempts to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter.


  • Brendan Fraser's character in The Whale is a man who helps a morbidly obese man reconnect with his estranged daughter.
  • Sadie Sink plays a supporting role in the plot of The Whale, but plays a significant part in the story.
  • Ty Simpkins plays the role of a young boy who discovers a mysterious creature and helps protect it.

Ending Explained

In the ending of The Whale directed by Darren Aronofsky, the protagonist's desperate attempt to save a beached whale fails as it dies. The protagonist, filled with guilt and despair, walks away from the scene, carrying the weight of the whale's death on his conscience. The film ends with a somber tone, highlighting the destructive impact of human actions on nature and the heavy emotional toll it can take on individuals.

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Darren Aronofsky Brendan Fraser Sadie Sink Ty Simpkins