We beyond loved Yann Martel’s brilliant novel Life of Pi so it’s no surprize that we’ve really been looking forward to the film adaptation directed by the amazing Ang Lee. Jen was able to see an early screening and said “It was magical. Richard Parker was just as I imagined him.”
Life of Pi is at once the story of a young castaway who faces immeasurable hardships on the high seas, and a meditation on religion, faith, art and life that is as witty as it is profound. While cast away, Pi Patel forms an unexpected connection with another survivor … a fearsome Bengal tiger he names Richard Parker. Using the threads of all of our best stories, Yann Martel weaves a glorious spiritual adventure that makes us question what it means to be alive, and to believe.
The film opens nationwide on November 21. Here are some great reviews of the film.
A First Mate Bares His Fangs: Creating a Tiger for ‘Life of Pi’– New York Times
Ang Lee takes ‘Life of Pi’ from the bookshelf to the big screen – Washington Post[youtube mZEZ35Fhvuc]
Jen at early screening of Life of Pi.