Profound personal tragedy drove English professor Charlie (Brendan Fraser) into seclusion-and binge-eating-to the point where now, as a 600-pound recluse, he maintains career through teleconferencing. His desire to reach out to the embittered teenage daughter (Sadie Sink) he hasn't seen in years will come with fateful consequences. Darren Aronofsky's stunning effort, driven by Fraser's remarkable central performance, also stars Hong Chau, Ty Simpkins, Samantha Morton. 117 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English.