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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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Ryan Reynolds
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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.

October 14, 2011 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Washington Post
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Thoughtful and moving, if often heavy-handed...

September 29, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Los Angeles Times
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A documentary ideal for schoolrooms, family viewing and discussion.

September 23, 2011 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
New York Times
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Serious-minded, thought-provoking animal documentary will have a lengthy life, mostly in ancillary markets.

September 23, 2011 | Full Review…
Hollywood Reporter
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Docu dotes on its adorable, highly photogenic star, but nonstop voiceover commentary and exclamations of wonderment tend to lessen rather than enhance its impact.

September 23, 2011 | Full Review…
Variety
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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.

September 23, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
New York Daily News
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