Parents' Guide to

The Whaler Boy

By Sabrina McFarland, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Inuit teen finds love in coming-of-age drama; sex, language.

Movie NR 2022 94 minutes
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Vladimir Onokhov as Leshka gives a perfect portrayal of a young person coping with a mundane life in a remote part of the world and desiring more, including a webcam sex worker's love. "We don't have blondes like you in my village," he tells her in The Whaler Boy. "What city are you from?" Leshka sets out to find her and himself in director Philipp Yuryev's masterful cinematic mix that provides focus on the timely teen dialogue topics of social media, adolescent sexuality, and self-discovery.

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