Life of Pi (2012)


A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor: a fearsome Bengal tiger. (IMDb)
The quick and charming first act featuring a pleasant after-the-fact storytelling framework feels a little foreign to the slow, arduous survival drama to follow, but in hindsight provides a nice character set-up (Sharma is strong, especially at sea) and appetizer for its wondrous ocean of thoughtful theology, beautiful nature imagery, and–tying the two together–provoking symbolism, with the epilogue purposefully but delicately and loosely wrapping up the intriguing themes of truth and meaning.
8/10 (Great)