Life of Pi Poster

Release Date: November 21st, 2012

DVD Release Date: March 12th, 2013

PG|2 hr 5 min

Plot Summary
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.

Cast: Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Tabu , Rafe Spall, GĂ©rard Depardieu, Adil Hussain, Gautam Belur, Ayush Tandon

Director: Ang Lee

Genres: Adventure, Drama

Production Co: Gil Netter, Haishang Films

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

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  • Meticulous care is evident in every aspect of the film. All three actors playing Pi are outstanding. show more

  • Much as I was moved by the film, I have one reservation and one warning. The framing device of the older Pi recounting his story to the author (which worked so well in Martel's novel) is intrusive and significantly detracts from the story. show more

  • Mr. Lee's film is stronger as a visual experience - especially in 3-D - than an emotional one, but it has a final plot twist that may also change what you thought you knew about the ancient art of storytelling. show more

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