An elegiac meditation on the last days of director James Whale (FRANKENSTEIN, THE INVISIBLE MAN, BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN and THE OLD DARK HOUSE), found dead in 1957 in his own Hollywood swimming pool under mysterious circumstances, this gentle
rumination on what makes life worth living is driven by two exceptional performances. Handsome, mad-at-the-world ex-Marine Clay Boone (Brendan Fraser) is hired to do yard work for the eccentric, 61-year-old English expatriate Whale (Ian McKellen), who has outlived his career, his social set, many
of his intimates and, most importantly, his era. The elegant, soignée film folk of his glory days have been supplanted by crass parve...