Brendan Fraser, who performs Charlie in “The Whale,” has a idea in regards to the movie’s ending that may shock you. He described the ending to Leisure Weekly and, in doing so, revealed that he doesn’t assume his character perishes within the remaining moments of the movie:
“[I]t’s a Herculean effort that he makes to even get to his ft. For him to lastly break by means of to [Ellie], humble himself earlier than her, and let her know that he made a mistake and is sorry for it. Whereas his life has not bodily led to that second, I believe that he is aware of he would not have to reside any longer, which is why he takes off his breather, he is acquired her studying the essay, and he does take to his ft like three Olympic dead-lifters, takes his child steps to his child, and in that stunning two-shot, an ideal white gentle seems, and so they look skyward. Relying in your perception system, spiritually or in any other case, we see that Charlie — with a contact of magic realism — lastly does fly.”
The white gentle and skyward look, together with the state of Charlie’s well being, positively counsel that that is the second his life “bodily” ends, regardless of Fraser’s interpretation. Nevertheless, Charlie’s march towards his daughter could possibly be interpreted as a purely symbolic second in itself.
“I believe it is an apotheosis — you’ll be able to take it the way you need it,” added playwright Samuel D. Hunter, who additionally tailored the work for the display screen. “Within the play, the way in which I wrote it’s that you simply hear a sound of waves and so they slowly intensify by means of that scene, so, there is a technique to learn it each methods. It needs to be miraculous, both actually or figuratively, and I believe you’ll be able to watch it both means.”