The Whale


The Whale (2011)


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Narrated by Ryan Reynolds, The Whale is the true story of a young killer whale, an orca nicknamed Luna, who makes friends with people after he gets separated from his family on the rugged west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. As rambunctious and surprising as a visitor from another planet, Luna endears himself to humans with his determination to make contact, which leads to laughter, conflict and unexpected consequences. -- (C) Official Site

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There's no denying that filmmakers Suzanne Chisholm and Michael Parfit captured spectacular shots of both wildlife and picturesque scenery of evergreen-lined water under vibrant pink sunsets.

Oct 14, 2011 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Thoughtful and moving, if often heavy-handed...

Sep 29, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

A documentary ideal for schoolrooms, family viewing and discussion.

Sep 23, 2011 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Serious-minded, thought-provoking animal documentary will have a lengthy life, mostly in ancillary markets.

Sep 23, 2011 | Full Review…

Docu dotes on its adorable, highly photogenic star, but nonstop voiceover commentary and exclamations of wonderment tend to lessen rather than enhance its impact.

Sep 23, 2011 | Full Review…
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Parents should know that the ending makes the last moments of this family-friendly documentary as tough as "Bambi." But the lessons about friendship are gigantic, indeed.

Sep 23, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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