Reel Lessons: Life of Pi

An adaptation of Yann Martel’s Booker prize-winning novel.

A movie about maths
No, it’s about a shipwrecked Indian boy who spends 227 days at sea in a lifeboat with a 450-pound Bengal tiger called Richard Parker.

That seems improbable.
There was also an injured Grant’s zebra, an orangutan and a spotted hyena at least until the latter ate the former.

Is this a cartoon
No, it’s an allegory. With a lot of CGI.

I see. So what happened to the hyena
The tiger ate it.

Then they all live happily ever after
Yes. Richard Parker and Pi, the...

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