Life of Pi (2012)

Director: Ang Lee
Casting: Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan and Adil Hussain
Production Year: 2012
Profanity (0-10): 3
For Kids (0-10): 6
Nudity (0-10): 2
DVD/Blue Ray Worthy? (0-10): 9
Adults (0-10): 2
Overall Critic Rating (0-10): 9.5

In the Epic film The Life of Pi (2012), a Canadian writer visits an Indian storyteller Pi Patel and asks him to tell his life story. Pi tells the story of his childhood in Pondicherry, India and the origin of his nickname “Pi”. Since his name was Piscine Patel (Ayush Tandon) who was a young Indian boy curious about God in all of his many forms. Piscine sounded embarrassing to him, so to get everyone to start calling him Pi, at the start of the school year, he began every class reciting or writing the digits of the formula for Pi: the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter (this number could go on forever). Pi’s father was a zoo owner and explained that the municipality was no longer supporting the zoo and he had hence decided to move to Canada, where the animals the family owns would also be sold. They board on a Japanese cargo ship with the animals, which encounters a massive storm causing the sinking of the vessel. The only survivors were on the lifeboat with Pi and they are : a zebra, an orangutan, a hyena and a male Bengal tiger nicknamed Richard Parker. This is when the real tale begins for Pi.

I was hesitant about this film thinking it would be lacking and I was happily proven wrong. This is a wonderful motion picture, the language is clean and the sexual content is virtually zero. There are the perils of life, animals being carnivores, while the actual gore is kept to a minimal. These things will need to be explained to the younger viewers, but are the things of our natural world. The visual effects are spectacular and the score was wonderful. It is a fine film and I recommend it highly.

This Film is great for a Theater Type Setting and is DIGITAL, BLU-RAY and DVD Collection Worthy.

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Rating: 8.9/10 (8 votes cast)
Life of Pi (2012), 8.9 out of 10 based on 8 ratings
Posted on: April 2nd, 2013 by Walter D.Duncan No Comments

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  1. M. Rahman says:

    I enjoyed this movie too much and at the last time I also cried. Irfan Khan was nice. Some of my co-worker said to me that, this movie is totally waste of time nothing else but when I watch it, I really feel, some thing different inside my self.

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