Life of Pi | ★★★★★★★

I think most folks know that this is a movie about a young boy stranded on a life boat with a Bengal tiger. Most know of the great visual effects that director Ang Lee created with the help of computer generated animal images. What you may not know is that it is a story about a grieving boy who has just lost all members of his family in a fire at sea. And there is a spiritual aspect to the film that I found interesting as an adult Pi Patel relays his story of growing up in India and being stranded at sea.

Like many movies these days I think that it suffered from a lack of editing and went on too long. Also problematic was the acclaim that the movie received before I watched it - not sure why it was nominated for the best flick Oscar. And this is not a movie for young children because of the scenes of drowning (albeit computerized) animals and tense scenes on the high seas. Lastly, I did feel that the plot wasn't too believable.

All that said, I did like the movie and, on a scale of ten, give it ★★★★★★★.

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  1. I happened to love the movie when I saw it at the show. I even bought the movie when it came out last month. My husband hadn't seen it and he also loved it. Then my daughter and her husband watched it and she said it was one of the best movies she has ever seen.

    1. Thanks for the feedback Debbie. What did you like the most about the movie?


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