A new A-24 produced drama about an obese man (Brendan Fraser) who attempts to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter. Known for psychological dramas (Black Swan, Requiem For A Dream) and biblical epics (Noah, mother!), this is Aronofsky's most straightforwardly humane film yet, adapted from a play by Samuel D. Hunter.
With a performance that earned him a BAFTA nomination, and led to a standing ovation at Venice Film Festival, Fraser plays Charlie, an immobilised, online college professor committing slow suicide via binge-eating in response to a tragedy. In his first role in years, Fraser plumbs oceanic depths to conjure empathy for a man reviled by society for his appearance.
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