The Whale Parent Guide Everyone deserves a second chance. Release date December 9, 2022 Theaters: An obese and reclusive man attempts to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter. Why is The Whale rated R? The MPA rated The Whale R for language, some drug use and sexual content. Run Time: 117 minutes Watch the trailer for The Whale News About "The Whale" Cast and Crew The Whale is directed by Darren Aronofsky and stars Brendan Fraser, Sadie Sink, Ty Simpkins.