Movie: Life of Pi

We read the book..... now let's go see the movie!

After deciding to sell their zoo in India and move to Canada, Santosh and Gita Patel board a freighter with their sons and a few remaining animals. Tragedy strikes when a terrible storm sinks the ship, leaving the Patels' teenage son, Pi (Suraj Sharma), as the only human survivor. However, Pi is not alone; a fearsome Bengal tiger has also found refuge aboard the lifeboat. As days turn into weeks and weeks drag into months, Pi and the tiger must learn to trust each other if both are to survive.

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9Hjrs6WQ8M

Runtime:2 hr 5 min
PG Peril, Emotional Thematic Content and Some Scary Action

Rotten Tomatoes Critic Rating: 83%, Audience Rating: 95%

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  • Joy

    What did everyone think of the movie? I liked it overall, but was disappointed that they left out Pi's favorite teacher, Mr. Satish Kumar. (Mr. Kumar is an atheist communist with whom Pi feels a deep kinship. In fact, Pi says, atheists are simply people of a different faith, with strong beliefs.) The images were so beautiful and wondrous -- I'm glad I saw it on the big screen! Sorry I had to skedaddle so soon after the show.

    November 25, 2012

    • Kristin

      @Joy My friend and I were really disappointed when the love interest showed up but we discussed it a bit after. In the scene where Pi and the girl are saying goodbye, she ties a bracelet around his wrist and he talks about how he promised to come back. Later, he's on the island and he stops to tie the bracelet around the root of a tree. I didn't understand the significance of this until the adult Pi talked about how he thought he was going to spend the rest of his life on the island. My friend and I think that the girl was there to represent his ties to "the rest of the world" and his leaving the bracelet on the tree is symbolic for cutting his ties with everything else. This is, of course, before he realizes that the island eats things.

      November 26, 2012

    • Joy

      Good insight, Kristin. I don't know if he was giving up on life (survival seemed dismal) or if he just knew that he could never go back to his old life, but either way it was symbolic of a huge farewell.

      November 27, 2012

  • Dan

    Great visual effects. It was a bit too long in my opinion.
    Thanks for organizing

    November 25, 2012

  • Chris L

    My flight back to Seattle is delayed this morning so I won't make the movie. I hope you will post a review later!?

    November 25, 2012

  • Joy

    Andaluca looks really good! Not sure if I would do the Dine Around deal or just get a small plate. Call me a "maybe" for now...

    November 24, 2012

  • Joy

    I just realized this film is also in 3D. If you would rather see the 3D version, there is a 4:45 show at Pacific Place or a 4:15 show at the SIFF Uptown. What do you all think?

    November 22, 2012

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      A former member

      I would actually prefer the normal version as well.

      November 23, 2012

    • Joy

      Based on your feedback, I think we should leave this event as is. If another organizer wants to post the 3D version, that would be grand :-) I will see all of you at Pacific Place at 2:30 unless you change your RSVP.

      November 23, 2012

  • Janet

    I'd prefer the 3D, with a slight preference for the 4:15.

    November 23, 2012

  • Joy

    For anyone coming from the eastside, we can catch the #255 bus at the South Kirkland P&R at 1:54, which will bring us to the Westlake Station at 2:19. The regular fare is $2.25; senior and youth discounts are available.

    November 20, 2012

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