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Life of Pi Movie Review Summary

Actors: Suraj Sharma, Rafe Spall, Irrfan Khan

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A journalist meets with a man named Pi, whom he heard has a great story, one that will teach the listener about God. Pi sits down and starts in his childhood, as a young boy in India, curious to learn everything he can about all of the religions. His father owns a zoo, and one day when he gets too close to a Bengal tiger named Richard Parker, his father shows him how dangerous animals can be by forcing Pi to watch Richard Parker slaughter and devour a goat. As a teenager, Pi is forced to uproot and move to Canada when his father is given an offer for all of his zoo's animals; this would allow his father to retire and no longer have to care for the zoo. Unfortunately, the freighter gets damaged in a huge storm, and Pi is thrown into a lifeboat and cast over the side. His entire family dies, and Pi is left on the boat with a stranded zebra and orangutan. A hyena crawls out and, horrifyingly, kills both the zebra and orangutan for food. Afterward, Richard Parker pops out from below a tarp and kills the hyena, leaving Pi and Richard Parker alone, with no food, on a boat, where neither of them can trust the other won't kill him while he sleeps. Pi builds a raft from wreckage, starts fishing and feeding Richard Parker, and slowly begins to develop a rapport with the creature, necessary if they are going to survive the ordeal long enough to find land or rescue.
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Best part of story, including ending: It's a beautiful story, grounded in reality yet containing plenty of fantasy elements, with gorgeous cinematography and strong themes of religion and survival.

Best scene in story: In one scene, Pi tries fishing, and suddenly a school of flying fish begin jumping out of the ocean around Pi and Richard Parker. It's a breath-taking sequence of magic.

Opinion about the main character: Pi is an ordinary kid, curious and sensitive, caught in the most extraordinary of circumstances. He acts heroically brave considering the adversity he faces.

The review of this Movie prepared by R.W. Hainline a Level 29 Superb Fruit-Dove scholar

Script Analysis of Life of Pi

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 50% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1960's-1970's Water adventure?    -   Yes Water plotlets    -   Lost at sea

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   blue collar worker Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Indian Indian

Setting

Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   India Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   lifeboat    -   lost at sea

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   non-gory references to death/punishment Unusual forms of death    -   drowned Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing Lot of special effects?    -   Yes Is this movie based on a    -   book

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