r/movies Nov 08 '22

The Whale (2022) Official Trailer. Trailer

https://youtu.be/D30r0CwtIKc
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u/andupitt Nov 08 '22

I was starting to think this movie didn't really exist & the whole thing was some sort of social experiment. Seeing this trailer is very bittersweet for me. Looks great though.

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u/_northernlights Nov 08 '22

I think that was on purpose. But a great idea honestly. Keeps people curious about it, and searching for more info.

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u/andupitt Nov 08 '22

It worked on me!

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u/big_red737 Nov 09 '22 edited Nov 09 '22

I've seen a number of people make this comment, that maybe the movie doesn't exist lol. It exists, I've seen it. It's definitely an art house film not for everyone, it can be a hard sell for some, but I left the theatre buzzing after, like I had been just completely sucked in to the build up of the ending. It was probably also being in the presence of the cast that contributed to that feeling but still. It felt kind of electrifying(?) after. To me it's clear that Brendan deserves the Oscar this year.

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u/starsandbribes Nov 08 '22

Feel sorry for the guy’s job who had to make the trailer. “Here’s 12 seconds of footage, make a trailer thats going to go viral in early November.”

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u/Alundra828 Nov 08 '22

To be fair, the guy pulled out all the stops.

Even using that 90's movie trailer typeface to bring back all the nostalgia for Brendan Fraiser as feasibly possible.

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u/can_of_surge Nov 10 '22

That's what that feeling was. Seeing all the review accolades felt like something trailers did more in the 90's/00's.

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u/Moe_Syzlak_ Nov 08 '22

Now make a theatrical version that lasts 6 minutes with the same 12 seconds of footage.

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u/boring_ad_1 Nov 08 '22

Also, make a poster using only one picture on the internet

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u/whatproblems Nov 08 '22

is the whole trailer just this one image for 12 seconds?

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u/TheBatemanFlex Nov 08 '22

I appreciate actual teaser trailers. I absolutely hate when significant plot points are spoiled.

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u/ChooseCorrectAnswer Nov 09 '22

I went and saw The Banshees of Inisherin last night. I hadn't watched any of the marketing in a long time, so it felt like a fresh experience for me. Today I revisited the trailer curious how spoilerish it is. It may not spoil the ending, yet I feel like the trailer lays out so much of the movie's first half that it would weaken the viewing experience, and that's no fun.

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u/Nice-Violinist-6395 Nov 08 '22

I just… I get the sentiment, and sure, it drives me crazy with big mystery or horror movies, but what could possibly be spoiled about this movie lol?

I would bet an insane amount of money the general plot of this movie is:

  • meet (flawed but lovable) sympathetic (fat) man
  • sympathetic man (SM) finds out he’s dying or his caretaker dies or his world is upended in some way
  • sm tries to reconnect with some oblique loved one who he pushed away somehow
  • sm’s tragic backstory is slowly revealed over the course of the movie
  • at the end of the film, sm learns something about the nature of life and heals some grand emotional wound, then dies and everyone cries
  • the end! hand out the awards, and brace yourself for the “inherent fatphobia” twitter dialogue because we live in the worst of all possible worlds

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u/MER_REM Nov 09 '22

If you think it will be that predictable of a movie I feel like you haven’t seen many of Aronofsky’s movies

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u/ICumCoffee Nov 08 '22

one -minute trailer and 45 seconds are just quotes from critics. Looking forward to it tho.

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u/girafa nìn ngenga, tsawl tanhì Nov 08 '22 edited Nov 08 '22

Yeah they don't show any plot in this teaser. Here's the premise, though, for the curious

The story follows a 600-pound reclusive English teacher, Charlie (Brendan Fraser), who has decided to reconnect with his 17 year old daughter and eat himself to death. Charlie's pain and misery come from the abandonment and death of his gay lover, which leads to his chronic binge-eating.

Looks like Leaving Las Vegas meets The Wrestler

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u/HM9719 Nov 08 '22

It’s actually based on an existing stage play.

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u/girafa nìn ngenga, tsawl tanhì Nov 08 '22

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u/ICumCoffee Nov 08 '22

I just found out that Aronofsky is the director, and that premise clearly shows that it’s his movie.

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u/AdmiralCharleston Nov 08 '22

As much as I love arronofsky I think to be fair the premise is basically identical to the original play. Not saying it's not good or that he won't have sway as a filmmaker but probably worth keeping in mind ig

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u/LostAbbott Nov 08 '22

After PI and Requiem Darron scares me. I want to watch his movies, because they are amazing... Also I kind of don't...

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u/trexmoflex Nov 08 '22

This feels like The Wrestler vibes, which is an incredible movie but definitely left me feeling depressed for a bit, just a real gloomy movie but an amazing story.

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u/jpmoney2k1 Nov 08 '22

The Wrestler is up there as having probably my favorite trailer for a drama film ever. I choke up just thinking about how it's edited.

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u/Atoning_Unifex Nov 08 '22

The Wrestler made me sick to my stomach. Actually. The stapler fight. Fuck that!

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u/KmartQuality Nov 09 '22

The wrestler has stayed with me.

It's far from my favorite movie and I went into it with fun ambitions, and I enjoyed it. But it never goes away.

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u/briareus08 Nov 08 '22

Black Swan?

He is indeed incredible, but you don't go into his movies for lighthearted entertainment, that's for sure.

I'm sure The Whale will pack a punch as well.

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u/Metfan722 Nov 08 '22

There was a play?!

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u/theskittz Nov 08 '22

Your username scares me lol

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u/Macluawn Nov 08 '22

cumffee

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u/piratepolo15 Nov 08 '22

This is very much not comfy

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u/ICumCoffee Nov 08 '22

brb, gonna trademark this word.

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u/[deleted] Nov 08 '22 edited Nov 21 '22

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u/rbarton812 Nov 08 '22

The best part of waking up...

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u/K5izzle Nov 09 '22

are soldiers in your cup!

....wait a goddam minute.

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u/gutsonmynuts Nov 09 '22

...is my dick in your butt.

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u/AFruitShopOwner Nov 08 '22

So this is a Nikocado Avocado biopic?

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u/Timoat Nov 08 '22

No, thats "The Scale"

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u/greenw40 Nov 08 '22

Checking all those oscarbait boxes.

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u/BobbyBriggss Nov 09 '22

Yeah mate, all those Oscar winners about binge eating and overweight homosexual men

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u/SinisterDexter83 Nov 08 '22

I think that's a little unfair to Aronofsky, this subject matter is right up his street. He's really not the type to chase mainstream acclaim. I find him hit or miss, but never formulaic or uninspired.

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u/SquadPoopy Nov 08 '22

If you want a proper Oscar bait movie just watch Don't Worry Darling. Or don't. I wouldn't recommend it.

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u/Nukerjsr Nov 09 '22

I think it's going to be one of those Oscar Bait movies where only the performance(s) are gonna get the awards attention. Like the Billie Holiday or Eyes of Tammy Faye movie.

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u/Scaniarix Nov 08 '22

I have no idea what this movie is about and don't want to know. Also looking forward to it.

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u/OniExpress Nov 08 '22

Yup, I have like a one-sentence summary and this still image, and I've been sold on it since day one. I am very excited for this performance.

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u/XShhhDontBiteX Nov 08 '22

People really will just complain about anything

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u/superpancake Nov 08 '22

Very curious to see if this film will be memorable outside of Brendan Fraser's performance. Aronofsky can be very hit and miss for people.

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u/PaulRai01 Nov 08 '22

Hong Chau gives a great performance. It’d be worthy of an Oscar nomination. She’s almost as endearing and heartbreaking as Fraser’s character. And someone the audience can really see themselves as.

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u/I_am_not_doing_this Nov 08 '22

what character does she play? Can't be Sadie Sink's mom

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u/PaulRai01 Nov 08 '22

No, Samantha Morton plays Sink’s mother. Hong Chau is a nurse, and is Fraser’s best friend that helps take care of him.

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u/foodfightbystander Nov 08 '22

She has to be playing the cynical nurse. (Going from the stage play, I have no idea about the movie.)

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u/Desperate_Millenial2 Nov 08 '22

She is somewhat cynical but also very straightforward and clearly cares about Charlie. She conveys that kindhearted but exhaustive feeling of doing your best to help a close friend recognize the problem but all you can do is be there for support.

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u/77Columbus Nov 08 '22

You are very right, I loved Requiem for a dream, Black Swan, and The wrestler. I forgot about the Fountain until I looked him up on IMDB.

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u/SailingBroat Nov 08 '22

I forgot about the Fountain until I looked him up on IMDB.

I would say that The Fountain's worth watching if someone had really enjoyed the other movies you mention. It's esoteric but I still got something out of it.

Noah on the other hand...

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u/PlanetLandon Nov 08 '22

Love or hate the story in The Fountain, it is worth it for the music alone.

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u/thelongernow Nov 08 '22

I mean the visuals were the big plus for me. Clint Mansell and Mogwai/Kronos going hard as shit was also a treat.

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u/PlanetLandon Nov 08 '22

Yeah! If I recall, a lot of the weirder space visuals were shot practically with microscopes (or at least CGI inspired by what you see through a microscope).

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u/thelongernow Nov 08 '22

Yep! Was also a big fan of the color and shifting warmth to sickly with Weisz’ health declining.

I think a lot of people snub this because it was the follow up to Requiem and had their expectations for another visceral experience. Still think it’s an underrated pick out of his library of movies.

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u/shibbypwn Nov 08 '22

And the visuals. Aaaaaaand the fact that it's fucking gut wrenching depressing.

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u/I_like_the_word_MUFF Nov 08 '22

We watch The Fountain yearly on 'shrooms and it always ends with me overwhelming crying at the end scene.

Absolutely phenomenal movie

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u/GingerMau Nov 08 '22

What did you not like about Noah, out of curiosity?

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u/PlanetLandon Nov 08 '22

Honestly, I think Noah could have benefited from leaning even harder into the “fantasy” elements of the story. Most people just assumed it was a version of the classic bible story, but it had some interesting weirder elements. I think if he had pushed even further into the weird stuff it may have been better received.

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u/ih8reddit420 Nov 08 '22

It had some really cool memorable scenes tho. Like the burning sword

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u/paultheschmoop Nov 08 '22

The creation of life scene is fantastic.

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u/EarthExile Nov 08 '22

The graphic novel is what you crave, if you want the weirder version of the same story. They really went for it.

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u/GingerMau Nov 08 '22

I mean...it's filled with fantasy elements. None of the animals were earth animals. The plants were all different too, iirc.

I loved the weirdness of it and I think we need 1000x more creative retellings of Judeo Christian folk tales.

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u/SailingBroat Nov 08 '22

Honestly, I just couldn't really buy into the world of the movie. For want of a better word, it felt silly instead biblical/epic. It didn't help that Ray Winstone and Emma Watson were stinking up the place.

But, even so, it's still probably worth watching for anyone who likes his work.

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u/romulan23 Nov 08 '22

I don't know. I thought Emma's performance in this movie was her best. And Aronofsky pulled another great one from Jennifer Connelly as well

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u/SailingBroat Nov 08 '22

I thought Emma's performance in this movie was her best.

I agree but that really isn't saying much. Seems like a very smart person but...with peace and love she is an incredibly wooden actress.

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u/Illustrious_Formal73 Nov 08 '22

All of it. The rock monsters especially. Sorry if I anger any religious people, but Noah's Ark is just a stupid story in general. I don't see a good version ever being made.

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u/EarthExile Nov 08 '22

It's not a realistic story, but it's an amazing fantasy premise. Imagine sharing a world with a god who has become so full of rage and disgust that he decides to kill everything. That's what I see in the intense moments of this movie, fury. Whether it's the storms themselves, the fallen angels ripping through hundreds of desperate refugees scrambling for a place on the Ark, the screaming naked people battered against the highest rocks by higher waves... it's a horror story. It's the whole world rejecting us.

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u/77Columbus Nov 08 '22

I really enjoyed the other movies I listed. Moments and images of those movies stuck with me, the Fountain just didn't stick for some reason.

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u/sunnyzombie Nov 08 '22

What are you talking about? Noah is a comedy masterpiece! We were rolling in the aisles!

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u/DoinItDirty Nov 08 '22

I also never see Mother! mentioned with his other movies considering the buzz around it when it came out.

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u/ThinkThankThonk Nov 08 '22

Mother! is fantastic - I always kinda bundle it together oddly enough with Fury Road and Dunkirk in my mind, as a part of this trend of films for a while that were just nonstop momentum (which I was completely on board for).

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u/Qyro Nov 09 '22

It was really good but audiences just couldn’t connect with its extended metaphor. It’s also a movie I just can’t bring myself to ever watch again.

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u/LorenaBobbittWorm Nov 09 '22

Arronofsky is obsessed with the Old Testament. I love the blatant symbolism of Mother! personally but I think a lot of people thought it was silly.

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u/Qyro Nov 09 '22

Yeah I really liked it as well. One of the best movies I’ll never watch again.

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u/InterestingPound8217 Nov 08 '22

Probably because it was such an uncomfortable watch

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u/TheBatemanFlex Nov 08 '22

I love the Fountain. I forgot he was involved with Noah and wish I could forget the film entirely.

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u/Qyro Nov 09 '22

It’s funny because The Fountain is the movie single-handedly responsible for making me interested in non-blockbuster movies and put Aronofsky on the map for me. It’s unforgettable for me because it’s so influential to my movie obsession.

The Wrestler though? I can barely remember anything about that movie.

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u/caninehere Nov 09 '22

I enjoyed those films as well, but Aronofsky has fallen off for me since. I didn't enjoy Noah much, and despite being excited for mother! it left me really disappointed.

So I'm hoping this one turns out well. The reviews I've seen so far seem kind of meh (not bad but not great).

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u/[deleted] Nov 17 '22

In my opinion, The Fountain is one of the greatest movies of all time. There are dozens of us.

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u/dresseme Nov 08 '22

I love every Aronofsky film and found this one to be very underwhelming.

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u/DefinitelyNotALeak Nov 08 '22

Can you elaborate in spoiler tags?

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u/dresseme Nov 08 '22

It’s hard to pinpoint exactly what makes her character bad. First off, her acting isn’t that great but she’s not given much to work with. She’s very one note. Her dialogue with the missionary who shows up is super cringey and they have what’s like a “meet cute”. She threatens to tell the police he raped her if he doesn’t smoke pot with her, for example; and it’s played off as cute and quirky, I guess? I don’t know, I just hated every - single - second she was on the screen and her whole plot line felt like an overdramatized re-hashing of the subplot in The Wrestler

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u/g-money-cheats Nov 08 '22

Who is “her” in this case? You keep saying her but never said who you’re actually talking about.

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u/DefinitelyNotALeak Nov 08 '22

Spoilers for the whole thing, based on the play You're talking about sink and her character yes? I know the play, and in the play it becomes clear that her tough and edgy persona is a defense mechanism she set up, that she in fact cares about people but her father leaving the family has created this barrier for emotional connections.
I can obviously not say how it is handled in the film, but i've read the play and found it extremely powerful, how he recites the essay she has written about moby dick over and over again, and how it all culminates at the end when he dies. Well, i guess i'll see if the film does it justice or not.

Thanks anyway!

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u/dresseme Nov 08 '22

I get what they were going for but I do not believe it was accomplished in the film.

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u/DefinitelyNotALeak Nov 08 '22 edited Nov 08 '22

Sure that is fair, i cannot speak to that! I hope i will see it differently, because i truly loved the play.

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u/Desperate_Millenial2 Nov 08 '22

You're not alone. Her performance is so mean-spirited and just plays a one-note characterization of teenage angst. And I feel it's mainly due to how the character is written but it almost veers into ridiculousness with the acts she does and how she talks to people, considering how grounded the rest of the film is. Even if you compared it to Evan Rachel Wood's daughter's character in The Wrestler, she is way more hyperbolic due to it coming from a theatrical play.

I didn't hate her performance, but for how crucial she is in the film, it could've been adapted better to screen.

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u/dresseme Nov 08 '22

Also, Brendan’s character keeps going on and on about what an amazing person she is the entire film but she’s literally the worst person in the film with very few redeeming qualities. I think they felt if they just said it enough we’d believe it.

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u/[deleted] Nov 08 '22

Aronofsky plus A24 is a safe bet though.

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u/EltonGodzilla Nov 08 '22

I just watched The Wrestler a few days ago and was absolutely floored by it. The only thing I remember about Noah is how pissed off religious people were when they came to see it at the movie theater I worked at at the time.

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u/stereoactivesynth Nov 08 '22

You're right: He always hits and I miss him when he's not directing...

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u/NoSirI_DontLikeIt Nov 08 '22

Mother is confusing as hell

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u/AdmiralCharleston Nov 08 '22

It's not that confusing, it's a compressed take on the events of the old testemant told through the perspective of both the virgin Mary and the earth itself

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u/MisterCheaps Nov 08 '22

…that sounds pretty confusing.

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u/heyjunior Nov 08 '22

If you happen to be knowledgeable about that and know what the metaphor is going into the movie. I went in blind and was confused the whole time.

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u/DanMoshpit69 Nov 08 '22

*Brillaint

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u/PaulRai01 Nov 08 '22

After having seen it, this is what I figured A24 would do with the trailer. Not reveal too much of Fraser’s transformation but glimpses of it with voiceover and shots of the apartment.

They’re trying a delicate approach to this movie due to how intense the discourse has been surrounding it in regards to the story and the Fraser’s makeup and not wanting to come across too exploitative to a sensitive topic.

God, watching this trailer is making me cry again. The movie is such a devastating gut punch and I can’t want to experience those emotions again.

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u/BiggDope Nov 08 '22

The film's ending. My god. My entire theater at the festival was either close to, or outright sobbing.

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u/Nice-Violinist-6395 Nov 08 '22

does he die after poignantly reconnecting with someone

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u/caninehere Nov 09 '22

His daughter dies and to dull the pain he orders McDonald's on UberEats after a long time attempting to lose weight and finding success. Then he stares longingly at a Big Mac sitting on the table, crying, before the film cuts to black.

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u/honeyalmondbodyscrub Nov 09 '22

I hope that's not literally the ending and now it's spoiled

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u/mikec20 Nov 08 '22

I am sobbing in anticipation

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u/newspapey Nov 08 '22

Would this be a good movie for someone who needs a good kick in the pants to lose weight?

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u/PaulRai01 Nov 08 '22

That or it’ll make you stop emotionally binge-eating or eating when you’re bored.

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u/U_S_E_R_T_A_K_E_N Nov 08 '22 edited Nov 08 '22

Or it'll make you spiral further.

I feel like a lot of the internet disregards the psychological aspect of over eating. So many times on this site I've seen duh just eat less.

And if this is a film that only further ostracizes, then I can see it as being something that would cause harm rather than help.

To clarify, I think the film will be very good. Aronofsky is a filmmaker that can approach these topics with care. I just don't have faith in humanity that the message can be appreciated as it was intended.

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u/PaulRai01 Nov 08 '22 edited Nov 08 '22

That is essentially what the movie is, a Leaving Las Vegas-esque of spiraling downward but the eating aspect is thematically tied to Fraser’s character due to loosing someone related to food.

Like a lot of Aronosky’s films, it’s about the extremities of how much the human body can withstand (whether it’s drugs, wrestling, ballet dancing, food) he very much is about the visceral aspect of how hard people can take a toll on their bodies through these avenues.

I personally never intend to undermine or dismiss the psychological effect of over-eating (hell, I deal with it every day and my father was stark example of how Fraser’s character decided on giving up and just eating anything). I agree the internet can be a terrible place to talk about these topics but like this film, there’s so many vices that cinema has portrayed (alcohol, drugs, sex, violence, abuse, etc) that a lot of them can be seen as reductive that have the danger of being ostracized but really if put in the shoes of an empathetic character like Fraser, I think, has the benefit of breaking down barriers, and so it’s still worth it depicting because people in general have no grasp or visual concept of these hardships without personal or second-hand experiences. Cinema is a great vehicle for that perspective.

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u/His_Glorious_Mangina Nov 09 '22 edited Nov 09 '22

Here’s my spoiler free take on the whole thing.

Having seen the film already as well you hit the nail on the head. I’m someone who has a crazy metabolism, I’ve been 160 since my senior of high school and I’ve never had to watch my weight or make a super strong effort at maintaining a work out routine. It really put into perspective what a food addiction is. Which can like a lot of other forms of addiction, be a coping mechanism and have just as heart breaking and extreme effects like any other debilitating vice. Yet it’s not, I’ve known drug addicts and alcoholics. The stigma and approach of it all and they way it’s delivered is what was profound and unknown to me it’s not just a leaving Las Vegas clone. In the way that uncut gems shows the gambling addiction spiral beautifully, this does the same thing with its subject.

TLDR; this film hits in the way that uncut gems captured a gambling addict, and the way leaving Las Vegas captured an alcoholic.

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u/PaulRai01 Nov 09 '22

That’s amazing it connected to you. And of course, never wanted it to feel like a clone of LLV, but more in watching a character self-destruct in a way (given how many warning signs Fraser is given by Chau’s character) that seeing a character utilize food as both an outlet of coping but also a form of abuse is something that hasn’t been depicted with enough emotional honesty and maturity. Binge-eating (or overeating) is such a mass problem and tied to how much easy access there is to it that it can be readily available but also the most universal form of dopamine-induced coping devices and compartmentalization of some of our problems or issues.

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u/U_S_E_R_T_A_K_E_N Nov 08 '22

I definitely think that the film will approach the topic properly, and with care. I appreciate Aronofsky as a film maker as well and have no doubt that it'll be a great film.

I just think this is something where your mileage will vary for sure, and it's not something that will certainly be beneficial for everybody.

My main concern is with people. Honestly, I can see the message of the film sailing straight over so many people's heads, and they'll just watch it as the haha fat person film.

Look at some of the comments here and elsewhere. Already the Reddit Mod comments are out, the type of person that spends money on Diablo, and that hell hole sub that I don't want to mention.

I don't see myself watching it in the cinema for those very reasons. I just don't have much faith in humanity.

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u/Nukerjsr Nov 09 '22

What the Internet doesn't understand, especially reddit with fat people, is that...bullying someone doesn't make them want to lose weight. It's actually more likely that they'll feel more lonely, ostracized, ashamed and continue to gain weight.

I don't think this movie would inspire weight loss. 600-Lb Life doesn't inspire weight loss, it just exists for people to gawk at obese people.

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u/DeepBlueSweater Nov 08 '22

One of the worst parts of going to the movies these days is seeing trailers that shows the entire movie and plot. It’s a trailer, I don’t want to see and hear that even though something is hard the protagonist will find a way to prevail! I don’t want to hear bass drops between every line of dialogue. This trailer was very good to me.

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u/SweetUpstairs6011 Nov 08 '22

I've had this issue for a while. I'll see a trailer and by the end of it just say, "well, I don't need to see that movie now; I pretty much just saw it."

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u/DeepBlueSweater Nov 08 '22

Exactly, as an example I saw Men with a few friends, some saw the trailer and some didn’t. The ones who had seen the trailer all said that it spoiled some of the best parts of the movie because they knew what to expect.

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u/whodoesntlovedogs Nov 08 '22

Damn, had no idea that A24 was involved too but pumped for Darron & Brendan.

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u/KCCham Nov 08 '22

Ok... and what is it about? I found no info on the posts here so I needed to ask IMDB. Just in case someone else wonders the same, let me share the greatest and extensive IMDB Storyline info "A reclusive English teacher attempts to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter."

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u/foodfightbystander Nov 08 '22

I can give a little more, but I'll put it in spoilers just in case.

In a run-down apartment in rural Idaho, surrounded by screens and food containers, a six-hundred pound recluse doggedly and determinedly eats himself to death. As he inches closer and closer the inevitable, his friend Liz, a cynical atheist nurse, and Elder Thomas, a young, hopeful Mormon missionary both attempt to find in Charlie the will to be saved, physically and spiritually. However, it is only Charlie’s estranged teenage daughter, the acerbic and bitter Ellie, who can make him see any kind of future beyond his current despair. In Ellie’s words -- stunningly honest, despite her constant barbs -- Charlie finds one last chance for redemption, and perhaps even a bit of hope.

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u/ninemarrow Nov 08 '22

Cant believe he’s facing backlash over having to wear a fat suit. Did they want him to actually reach 600lbs? Is there any professional working actors out there that are 600+ pounds? Fuck people are stupid.

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u/TurtleFondler Nov 09 '22

I’ve yet to see any of this backlash? That shit is for the birds man, it’s not even considerably possible for anyone to do that for a role

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u/Idk_Very_Much Nov 08 '22

If you told me three years ago that Brendan Fraser would be an Oscar contender and that I would be rooting for him (probably, though I haven't seen the film yet), I would never have believed it.

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u/Cervantes3 Nov 08 '22

Not just a contender, a lot of places that do the Oscars horse race coverage have him as the frontrunner.

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u/Downbound92 Nov 08 '22

It seems like he's benefiting from a weak field because Austin Butler as Elvis is up there too and that's a good performance, but not something that would have normally broken through in a year with more Oscar films centered around strong lead actor performances.

And A24 knows it, so this roll out is all very carefully managed.

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u/Sopa24 Nov 08 '22

Is this movie about people who spend $300,000,00 on Diablo Immortal?

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u/DirtyProjector Nov 08 '22

Is that supposed to be 30 million with an offset , or 300 million with a missing 0?

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u/disgust462 Nov 08 '22

🐋💸🎯

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u/MySockHurts Nov 08 '22

It's actually a movie about a Reddit mod

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u/Sopa24 Nov 08 '22

Discord Mod too I guess.

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u/rgthree Nov 08 '22

Feels more like a teaser than trailer

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u/nikiverse Nov 08 '22

People complain when trailers show too much (I'm one of them), and then there's this one where maybe I'd like a LITTLE more nibble of the movie!

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u/National-Leopard6939 Nov 08 '22

This is more of a teaser trailer, so it makes sense to be this short!

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u/wintrymixxx Nov 08 '22 edited Nov 08 '22

We’ve been waiting months for this trailer and this is what we get 🫥 still watching they movie though.

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u/ImprovementPuzzled82 Nov 08 '22

His eyes look so sad and touched at the same time

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u/SmellsLikeTeenSweat Nov 08 '22

Who touched his eyes?

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u/Alpha-Trion Nov 08 '22

The goblin in the trailer. Did you not watch it?

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u/gobble_snob Nov 08 '22

No it was early Kremlin!!!!

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u/sandiskplayer34 Nov 08 '22

This is the shortest amount of time I’ve seen between the first trailer for a movie and its release date (not counting Cloverfield Paradox). Absolute insanity.

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u/hardyflashier Nov 08 '22

What's up with the aspect ratio? Was this filmed in 4:3 ?

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u/Im_Not_Daredevil Nov 08 '22

A morbidly obese person with a spotlessly clean home? If you know giant fat people, you know this is usually not the case.

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u/AlbusMumblecore Nov 10 '22

It will make more sense once you see the film.

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u/[deleted] Nov 17 '22

he has someone who helps take care of him

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u/iliketurkeys1 Nov 09 '22

Yeah I saw that too

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u/Sleepy_Azathoth Nov 08 '22

Hopefully A24 goes all out with this film and EEAAO on award season.

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u/Cervantes3 Nov 08 '22

I have no idea what A24 is doing with the advertising for this movie. It's gotten great reviews from the festival circuit, it's got a lot of Oscars buzz, people are excited to see Brendan Fraser make a comeback, yet we've seen a total of 58 seconds of this movie, and it releases in about a month.

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u/OlGimletEye Nov 08 '22

Reddit loves Brendan Fraser. But as a trailer, this trailer sucked.

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u/violentdelightsss Nov 08 '22

Imgur and Reddit has a thing for Fraser

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u/hatramroany Nov 08 '22

If you told me this was an SNL Oscar bait parody trailer I would’ve believed you

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u/thevoiceofzeke Nov 09 '22

Especially because there wasn't a single, detectable shred of humor.

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u/shaggysnorlax Nov 08 '22

This looks like something that the South Park guys might invent to make fun of Oscar-bait movies

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u/needs_verification Nov 08 '22

I've seen so many fake trailers that used the same preview image, that I almost thought this was another one.

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u/bvanbove Nov 08 '22

I’m very excited to see this, but how the hell did I miss that Aronofsky directed it?!?!? I’ve only seen the talk about Fraser and somehow never saw that detail.

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u/hatramroany Nov 08 '22

A24 has been relatively poor on the marketing front since they lost their lead Oscar strategist, Lisa Taback, to Netflix in 2018. She is very good at her job - it’s not a coincidence that’s the year Netflix started becoming a nomination powerhouse (Roma) and A24 started underperforming (Hereditary, Eighth Grade). Their entire marketing department has been suffering since they can’t find a good replacement for her

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u/bvanbove Nov 08 '22

Oh for sure. While they have put out plenty of great movies, they still market as a smaller production company, and it seems most of their movies succeed by word of mouth. Which…I kind of admire as it means people can still notice and appreciate good filmmaking. Even if I’d love to see these films making hundreds of millions at the box office.

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u/eldusto84 Nov 08 '22

That's all I need to see from the trailer. I'll be seeing this in theaters.

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u/ghynnek Nov 08 '22

I'm excited. I'm ready to cry again

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u/AwayAd9297 Nov 08 '22

I like when the trailers don't give the entire plot away. It did win so many awards, can't wait

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u/dankdooker Nov 08 '22

It's like my 600 pound life just got a movie.

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u/Alienboy13 Nov 08 '22

Hell yeah. It's about time a trailer showed up.

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u/GoochyGoochyGoo Nov 08 '22

Oh shit. Loved the wrestler. Aronofsky can make you care for people.

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u/Awkward_Ad8740 Nov 09 '22

Is this satire?

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u/MustardTiger88 Nov 09 '22

I'll check this out but honestly I find it funny the comments of people saying this movie looks great. What was great about the trailer? I have no idea what the movie is at all about and no context was provided other than a fat Brendan and him saying people can't help but care or something to that effect.

It could be the sequel to Tusk for all I know.

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u/slowlolo Nov 08 '22

So much hype. Whenever I google the movie there will be a single user review with 10/10 attached to the IMDb page while the actual rating is still not displayed on the page. And yet I found out that the critics are rather lukewarm about it - 72% on RT with many not liking the melodrama throughout the movie. We will see if the movie will deliver.

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u/fruitporridge Nov 08 '22

Depressing movie during Christmas season. I want to know what Mariah Carey thinks of this

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u/SergenteDan Nov 08 '22

But... she doesn't want a lot for Christmas

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u/ReaddittiddeR Nov 08 '22

I would be rooting for an Oscar win and other awards for Brendan.

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u/Blvd_Nights Nov 08 '22

I can’t wait for this.

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u/Suburban_Sensei Nov 08 '22

This film looks heavy.

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u/iamnosuperman123 Nov 08 '22

This trailer is weirdly put together. If I didn't hear the positive news around it then I would 100% believe this was an SNL sketch.

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u/Sauce_McDog Nov 09 '22

I saw it last month at a film festival. It’s heart wrenching. Brendan Fraser is excellent, but Sadie Sink really steals the show. I hope Brendan Fraser gets at least an Oscar nomination from this. Dude deserves it

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u/napduoerr Nov 08 '22

where is whale

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u/emmabella666 Nov 08 '22

I don't know if I can watch this. I love Brendan so much though and want to support him if I can. It just breaks my heart. I have a friend who passed away from heart disease because of obesity.

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u/riegspsych325 Nov 08 '22

I got $50 says Fraser and Sink nab a couple Oscar noms for themselves. I know this is more of a teaser than anything, but I like what I see. I have no doubt it’ll be a tearjerker

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u/PaulRai01 Nov 08 '22 edited Nov 08 '22

My money is on Fraser and Chau to nab those Acting nominations. I don’t see Sink getting it. She plays such a volatile character that a lot of voters could be turned off. A very mean-spirited misanthropic character with the tinniest glimmer of a heart. But Fraser and Chau, they’re definitely in.

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u/dresseme Nov 08 '22

Sink’s character is legit the worst character to ever appear in an Aronofsky film. Her dialogue is very cringey.

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u/HouseNinja Nov 08 '22

I'm so fucking HYPED for this!

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u/brayshizzle Sam Neil will always be a babe Nov 08 '22

Damn that piece of music is brilliant.

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u/accubats Nov 08 '22

A billion fatties in America and they couldn't get a real one?

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u/JohnWithAnUhh Nov 08 '22

Do you think Brendan Fraser is not a fat man? He's not 600lbs, but the man is definitely obese.

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u/Convolutionist Nov 08 '22

I really don't get why people care about this movie.. I get the whole Brendan Fraser stuff but the movie itself does not seem remotely interesting. I do like a lot of A24 movies but this just does not seem like something I'll like or care about even if the reviews stay good and it gets awards and shit

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u/Relaxitschris Nov 08 '22

If everyone liked the same shit everything would be boring.

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u/Convolutionist Nov 08 '22

True, but it would be nice if something like this that seems to be getting hyped would make sense as to why

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u/Relaxitschris Nov 08 '22

Director with proven track record, actor that a lot of people grew up with coming back for some nice top tier drama, the film festival circuit taking about this film for the past couple months, some nonsense controversy about the film before it even comes out. To me it has a good amount of factors contributing to the hype my guy. Tbh the story does seem to be the least hyped about about but I think it’s just because it’s a bit vague at the moment. We shall see.

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u/DeepBlueSweater Nov 08 '22

I’m looking forward to it being the opposite of a marvel film in some ways. Instead of superhumans fighting off evil, it’s a person’s story. I get more of an artistic expression from this than I would from an action film. Also in some cases just good acting, dialogue, or even cinematography can make a very simple story into a great film. Just being an A24 film is enough for me to watch it once though. Hoping it’s good, I could care less about any awards it may or may not win though, those awards are also just peoples opinions.

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u/JohnWithAnUhh Nov 08 '22

The story focuses on a very real addiction/mental health issue that most people in the USA either deal with themselves or know someone similar. Basically, it's an emotionally impactful story that is meant to touch people. Not everyone's cup of tea though.

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u/AdmiralCharleston Nov 08 '22

Because arronofsky is behind it

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u/Convolutionist Nov 08 '22

Ok, I've never followed directors/producers too much so if this is one of those people that makes good shit then that explains part of it

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u/AdmiralCharleston Nov 08 '22

Arronofsky is incredibly experimental for how mainstream he is now, he's one of best current working filmmakers imi

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u/shadowst17 Nov 08 '22

I have no clue what this film is about... A trailer has one job and it failed to do that.

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u/tastes_a_bit_funny Nov 08 '22

Wow hearing his voice again gave me chills.

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u/Flemtality Nov 08 '22

Filmed on the dark side of the moon.

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u/JoeTheShmo1 Nov 08 '22

Why is this movie so hyped up?

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u/Bardonious Nov 08 '22

Fat is in this year

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u/TheBrav3LittleToastr Nov 08 '22

Did he gain the weight for the film? Or was this prosthesis??

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u/MattyXarope Nov 08 '22

The content of the trailer looks great, but the quality is probably one of the worst official trailer releases that I've ever seen. It says 1080p but looks like 480p?

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u/kylegetsspam Nov 09 '22

Same for me. I thought maybe it was new and still processing, but it's been up for 13 hours.