The tagline on the movie posters for Life of Pi is ” the journey of a lifetime”. Here we all are following a similar transformative survival journey: Scott’s.
I saw this Ang Lee masterpiece with Scott today. In order to do so, Scott had to buy tickets in advance a few days ago, arrange a taxi pickup at 8am, and get me up in time for both of us to catch some breakfast. Then armed with pillows and medical supplies–just in case–we endure the bumpy 45 minute drive each way to the Inox Theatre in Panjim. At this time of day the theatre is not jammed full of rowdy moviegoers, we will not have traffic problems to make Scott’s trip any longer than it has to be, and we can return quickly to the hotel before it gets too hot out.
The film is an exquisite rendition of the book in every way. Scott was touched by many themes in the work, but especially heartbreaking that Pi and Scott will never see his family and friends back home again. We both cried heavily throughout the film. I welcomed the tears and the release that this powerful story-well-told gave me and my beloved. Perhaps just like Pi, Scott is both Pi and the tiger. But unlike Pi Scott is also the bear…. . . .