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Saturday, January 19, 2013

The Life Of Pi

Other than the fact that we went to the wrong theater, had two hours to kill when we finally found the right one and ate an overcooked char hardened rib sandwich while waiting for the show to start, The Life of Pi was a really interesting and enjoyable movie. Oh and I might add the awful previews were a reminder of why we rarely go to movies these days. There aren’t many for grownups…..   Lincoln was the most recent one we enjoyed.
The Life of Pi, while PG rated has some frightening scenes involving people and animals.   It would not be for young children. A tiger trapped in a small boat  with other animals and a boy is not for the faint hearted.  It’s really a fantasy wrapped inside a parable. Visually stunning it left me thinking about some of the bigger questions of life including religion, childrearing and choices. All in all, it's an excellent and academy award nominated film….


Anvilcloud said...

The majority of films are certainly geared to the younger folk. The Best Marigold Hotel was a pleasant movie geared to the older amongst us.

Bekkieann said...

I do plan to see Pi. If I wait a year, it'll be on Netflix. I may wait.

Jo's World said...

Thanks for your comments on my blog about Jon Meacham, you are right, he is noteworthy!

I agree with you about Newsweek and its still a cut above Time, I think. Time was interesting to me because they must have a group of very young graphic artists putting the pages together, in colors I can't read, and very small print. Maybe they felt they didn't have enough older readers to kowtow to them, and guess what, now they don't!

Jo, Up North

Ien in the Kootenays said...

I tried reading the book and just could not get into it...will wait till the library gets the DVD.

Ms Sparrow said...

I'm conflicted about seeing The Life of Pi. I'll probably wait to see it on TV as well. Now, Lincoln must be seen on the big screen to get the full effect of the carnage on the battlefield etc. I would like to see it again as it's so rich in detail that I feel like I didn't absorb it all!

Montanagirl said...

I've seen that movie advertised, but we don't go to movies, so I'll wait til it comes out on DVD.

Cathy said...

You listed the reasons for precisely why I can not, will not, go to theaters anymore.

The older I grow . . the less ability I have for violence in any form. ( I can still watch football with hubby :)

Far Side of Fifty said...

I like feel good shows with no violence..I have not seen the Life of Pi..perhaps I will read the book:)