I'm probably a bit harsh with my rating for this movie (my wife scored it a seven) but it's a movie I wouldn't watch again and those are always rated lesser than a seven by me. That said The Mad Whale isn't a bad movie, far from that, it's just the subject matter that is not really my thing, Herman Melville's 'Moby Dick' isn't my idea of fun and entertainment and even though not the whole movie is about that it still has a big part in it. I find that weird English not attractive to listen to, let alone watching a play in that tone. The Mad Whale is still good though, and that's mostly due to the excellent acting and the good directing. Let's just say it will please a lot of people, but I'm okay with watching it just once.