Life of Pi Review

Bailey Orr

Name: Life of Pi

Director: Ang Lee

Rating: PG

Released: November 21, 2012

Length: 2 hours, 5 minutes


Based on the best-selling novel by Yann Martel, “Life of Pi” is a movie about faith, survival and sacrifice. Released Nov. 21, Director Ang Lee brings to life the beauty of India and its culture through the narration of middle class Indian boy. When the movie first begins, a writer down on his luck and out of inspiration (Rafe Spall) contacts Pi Patel (Irrfan Khan) upon hearing he had a story that would make him believe in God. After having to leave India and his family’s zoo, sixteen year old Pi (Suraji Sharma) finds himself thrown overboard and stranded on a life boat with a Bengal Tiger named Richard Parker. Through the course of their ship wreck, two enemies become the source of the other’s hope for survival and symbol of hope. “Life of Pi” is a heart wrenching motion picture that will leave audiences laughing at the main character’s adolescent humor, and crying at the unrelenting struggles he must face. Life of Pi is currently playing at multiple theatres, including Cedar Park Cinemark. This movie gets 4.5 out of 5 stars.