The Whale

There have been a few performances that have gone onto win a truly deserved Oscar. William Hurt in “Kiss of the Spiderwoman”, Hilary Swank in “Boys Don’t Cry”, Vivien Leigh in “Gone With the Wind” and Daniel Day Lewis in “Lincoln” are four that come to mind. Well I saw another film with a deserving actor today: Brendan Frasier in “The Whale”. I was bowled over by this acting job. Who knew he had these acting chops? The story is about an online college professor who is grossly overweight and a recluse. He is trying to reconnect with his teenage daughter. I had read the raves about Frasier’s performance, but that the movie was so-so. I disagree. I was mesmerized by the characters and the back story, even though it was depressing. Still it is a great story, with incredible acting. Not a lot of action but well worth seeing. And look for Brendan Frasier’s Oscar nomination.

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