Written October 23, 2014
I went with my teenage son and his girl friend to see this movie. I had not read the book, but after watching the movie, I think I'll buy the book! It began slowly, and I worried that the teens would think it was boring. I had read other reviews that mentioned the film is "very religious". I didn't find that to be true. Although the lead characters had tried many different faiths in his lifetime. But it wasn't shoved down my throat in the movie. I was surprised at the ending. It really sticks with you. Makes you think. When it was over, I looked at the kids and asked "well,what did you think?" The gf loved it! My son, wants to buy it on DVD when it comes out.
I really didn't expect them to understand it, but in talking in the car on the way home, they really did get it! But, I will say, my son is a deep thinker. A, not-the-norm kinda kid. He's an artist, so the cinematography appealed to him. The scenes were so beautiful at some moments. GO see it. Bring your intelligent teens.
Written November 28, 2014
This movie was wonderful. The 3D made it seem like you were there with Pi in the life boat. The deeper meaning of the movie would be lost on children and some parts were too intense for my 7 year old Granddaughter. She and the 10 yo both loved it though. I enjoyed it thoroughly and am planning to read the book.
Written November 27, 2014
We loved the movie, thought about taking our grandkids (6 and 8), glad we did not, due to some intense and pretty scary scenes. Recommend for the spiritually inclined!
Written December 21, 2014
Amazing movie! Never read the book, so I truly had no idea what to expect other than what the TV commercials had shown....which peaked my interest. I am so glad that I went and saw it in 3D. The cinematography was amazing! It's a story of survival; both mentally and physically and makes you think how you would be able to handle such a horrific situation. Great lesson learned. Go see it, I don't think you will be disappointed.
Written August 29, 2014
Oh wow! It was great and very interesting. I must say it was a little slow at the beginning but well worth the understanding of it. I laughed, I cried, I Oooooh, and even held my breath. I am not sure I will buy it for myself but I did enjoy seeing it.