‘Life of Pi’ Ending Explained

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Ang Lee’s Life of Pi is racking-up critical acclaim (read our review) and pre-award season buzz along with solid box office numbers. Though, for every mention of the film’s beautiful 3D or amazing CGI tiger, there’s a fuddled viewer confused by the movie’s controversial ending.

Readers of Yann Martel’s original novel (the ones who made it to the end) have already faced the challenging last-minute question presented by the story’s narrator, but filmgoers expecting a fanciful adventure at sea have been understandably caught off-guard by the finale. No doubt, viewers will debate the ending with friends and family – but to help steer discussion we’ve put together a brief analysis of the Life of Pi ending, explaining why the final question may not be as cut and dry as some moviegoers seem to think.

It goes without saying that the remainder of this article will contain MAJOR SPOILERS for Life of Pi - the movie and the book (especially the ending). If you do not want to be spoiled about either, turn away now.

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For anyone who hasn’t seen (or read) Life of Pi and isn’t concerned about having the ending spoiled, Pi’s adventure concludes in a Mexican hospital bed – where he is interviewed by a pair of Japanese Ministry of Transport officials. The agents tell Pi that his story – which includes multiple animal companions and a carnivorous island – is too unbelievable for them to report, so Pi tells them a different version of the story: one that paints a much darker and emotionally disturbing variation of events. After both stories have been shared, Pi leaves it up to the viewer (or reader) to decide which version they “prefer.”

Personal “preference” has larger thematic meaning, when viewed in the context of the overarching story; however, before we analyze the ending (via the question) in greater detail, we’re going to briefly lay out the two versions of Pi’s story.

In both accounts, Pi’s father contracts a Japanese ship to transport his family, along with a number of their zoo animals, from India to Canada in an effort to escape political upheaval in their native country. The stories are identical up until Pi climbs aboard the lifeboat (following the sinking of the cargo ship) only re-converging when he is rescued on the Mexican shore. The 227 days that Pi spends lost at sea are up for debate.

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The Animal Story

In this version of Pi’s tale, the cargo ship sinks and, during the ensuing chaos, he is joined on the lifeboat by a ragtag group of zoo animals that also managed to escape: an orangutan, a spotted hyena, a zebra with a broken leg, and a Bengal Tiger (named Richard Parker). After some time, Pi watches helplessly as the hyena kills the zebra and then the orangutan before it is, subsequently, dispatched by Richard Parker. Pi then sets about conditioning the tiger through rewarding behavior (food and fresh water), so that the two can co-exist in the boat. Though Pi succeeds, the pair remain on the verge of starvation – until, after several months at sea, they wash ashore an uncharted island packed with fresh vegetation and a bountiful meerkat population. Pi and Richard Parker stuff themselves, but soon discover that the island is home to a carnivorous algae that, when the tide arrives, turns the ground to an acidic trap. Pi realizes that eventually the island will consume them – so he stocks the lifeboat with greens and meerkats and the pair sets sail again. When the lifeboat makes landfall along the Mexican coast, Pi and Richard Parker are once again malnourished – as Pi collapses on the beach, he watches the Bengal Tiger disappear into the jungle without even glancing back.

Pi is brought to a hospital – where he tells the animal story to the Japanese officials. However, when the agents do not believe his tale, the young survivor tells a different version of his journey.

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The Human Story

In this version of Pi’s tale the cargo ship still sinks, but instead of the ragtag group of animals in the lifeboat, Pi claims that he was joined by his mother (Gita), the ship’s despicable cook, and an injured Japanese sailor. After some time, fearing for the limited supplies in the boat, the cook kills the weakened Japanese sailor, and later, Gita. Scarred from watching his mother die in front of his eyes, Pi kills the cook in a moment of self-preservation (and revenge).

Pi does not mention his other adventures at sea (the carnivorous island, etc) but it’d be easy to strip away some of the fantastical elements in favor of more grounded (albeit allegorical) situations. Maybe he found an island but realized that living is more than just eating and existing – deciding to take his chances at sea instead of wasting away in apathy on a beach eating meerkats all alone. Of course, that is purely speculation – since, again, Pi does not elaborate on the more grounded human story beyond the revelation that he was alone on the lifeboat.

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The Ending Explained

Even if the connection between the lifeboat parties was missed, the writer makes the connection for the audience (or readers): the hyena is the cook, the orangutan is Pi’s mother, the zebra is the sailor, and Richard Parker is Pi. However, the film’s juxtaposition of the animal story and the human story has led many moviegoers to view the last-minute plot point as a finite “twist” – which was not the original intention of Martel (with the book) or very likely Lee (with the film). Viewers have pointed to the look of anguish on Pi’s face during his telling of the human story in the film as “proof” that he was uncomfortable facing the true horror of his experience. However, the novel takes the scene in the opposite direction, with Pi expressing annoyance at the two men – criticizing them for wanting “a story they already know.” Either way, much like the ending of Inception (read our explanation of that ending), there is no “correct” answer – and Life of Pi intentionally leaves the question unanswered so that viewers (and readers) can make up their own mind.

Facing the final question, it can be easy to forget that, from the outset, The Writer character was promised a story that would make him believe in God. In the first part of the narrative, we see Pi struggling to reconcile the differences between faith interpretations (Hinduism, Christianity, and Islam) – acknowledging that each of them contained valuable elements, even if they tell different stories (elements that together help him survive his ordeal at sea regardless of whether or not he was there with a tiger).

As a result, the larger question is impossible to answer definitively and, as mentioned, the “truth” of Pi’s story is of little concern to Martel or Lee. The real question is – which story do you, the viewer/reader prefer? Interpretation is subjective but the question is intended to serve as a moment of theological reflection. Are you a person that prefers to believe in things that always make sense/things that you can see? Or are you a person that prefers to believe in miracles/take things on faith? There are no right or wrong answers – just an opportunity for introspection.

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Pi is faced with a heavy challenge: telling a story that will make a person believe in God. Some listeners might remain unconvinced but in the case of The Writer, who openly admits that he prefers the story with the tiger, and the Japanese officials, who in their closing report remarked on the feat of “surviving 227 days at sea… especially with a tiger,” Pi successfully helps skeptics overcome one of the largest hurdles to faith – believing in the unbelievable.

Since Pi marries The Writer’s preference for the Tiger story with the line, “and so it goes with God,” it’s hard to separate the question entirely from theology. Evidenced by his multi-religion background, Pi does not believe that any of the world’s religions are a one-stop shop for the truth of God – and his goal is not to convert anyone to a specific dogma. Instead, his story is set up to help viewers/readers consider which version of the world they prefer – the one where we make our own way and suffer through the darkness via self-determination, or the one where we are aided by something greater than ourselves (regardless of which version of “God” we may accept).

That said, aside from all the theological implications, and regardless of personal preference, it’s insular to view the ending as simply a dismissal of everything that Pi had previously described (and/or experienced) – since, in keeping with his view that every religious story has worthwhile parts, a third interpretation of the ending could be that the “truth” is a mix of both stories. Like Pi and his three-tiered faith routine, the viewer/reader can always pick and choose the parts that benefit their preferred version of the tale.

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The “truth”: Pi survived for 227 days at sea, married the girl of his dreams, had children, and lived to tell two stories.

Like any quality piece of entertainment, a lot of this is subjective and there are multiple ways of interpreting the Life of Pi ending, so feel free to (respectfully) share your interpretation with fellow moviegoers in the comment section below.

For an in-depth discussion of the film by the Screen Rant editors check out our Life of Pi episode of the SR Underground podcast.

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Life of Pi is now playing in theaters everywhere. It is Rated PG for emotional thematic content throughout, and some scary action sequences and peril.

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  1. From what i understand on the movie, Pi and Richard Parker represents human, the human who needs to balance his rationality over fear, and displays his strength amidst surrounded by fear and hopelessness. The struggles he faced are the tests given by “someone’s higher” or i may say God. While facing these obstacles there is a God who constantly sees, protects, and guides him to overcome it (surviving the storm, flying fish, rainwater etc). The floating island can be related to evil. It will definitely entice you to stay with the evil. But the end of the day, you will be eaten in an evil way. At the end, human shall face the world, proud of overcoming challenges, relinquishing fear (Richard Parker), but thanking how it made him stronger and believing in a God who protected him and took good care of him while he is in his journey.

  2. The problem is SOMETHING happened. When he was on the boat it was either animals or people. This is the issue with all lion or princess stories. Want to impress me? Ask big questions of the universe, create thought provoking situations and then give me what your answers are. That’s interesting. If you’re going to tell me a story, tell me a story. Sometimes ambiguity works and can even be compelling, but if you can write a satisfying finale to match your heady set up that is something unique.

  3. I think that the animal one is real for the sole fact that when recounting each story, in the animal one Richard Parker eats the rat, and when its the human one, the cook (hyena) eats it.

  4. Ending is simple…to get through hard times in your life, you need kindness (Pi) Animal Instinct (The Tiger) and a little faith in god. No matter what religion you choose. There was no tiger…just Pi and his imagination helping him survive with the faith of god.

  5. The third or the true story is that the Zebra represented Pi’s brother, the Hyena represented Pi’s father, the Orange Juice was Pi’s mother, The tiger was the animal side of Pi. All the family was on the same boat. Pi’s girlfriend was probably on that boat too (the rat), not sure. Only Pi survived.

  6. Taking on the interpretation that Pi represents his faith and the tiger as human survival instincts; during the storm Pi calls out to God which could represent how powerful his faith was at the time. For the first time we see how small and weak Richard Parker was as if Pi’s faith dominated over his primitive self. When the storm died down we see Pi make his way over to Richard Parker on the ‘red’ side of the boat. He states the obvious that they were dying, now having absolutely no food at all or utensils to catch fish with (after seeing all of it float away during the storm). Pi was able to touch Richard Parker, which he wanted to do since he was a child (remember that Richard Parker represents survival instincts). Pi has never had any reason to touch Richard Parker before, he was in civilisation where he had an abundance of food and water. This could represent Pi finally coming to terms with doing the unthinkable in order to survive. The island was in the shape of a human body, which Pi fed on.

    I think what people are forgetting about is that the film is simply the Director’s interpretation of the book. And for those trying to elaborate on the film are simply doing onto the film as the Director had done to the book. Everyone has their own interpretations of meanings and symbols from the film. One cannot just say that the lamb and the tiger scene doesn’t have any other meanings and is just how it is; to show Pi how strong and dangerous the tiger is, because this in its self is one’s own interpretation of the scene.

    A good point was raised earlier about how neither story tells how the ship actually sank. This could symbolise how neither religion or science has complete and actual proof of Creation or the Big Bang, hence why they are called theories. Pi did not say which story do you actually believe, the rational or the irrational? he says “Which do you prefer?.” You can believe in the rational story more but you could still have faith even if it is just a little bit, that the irrational story could be true.

    I personally don’t think the film was to blatantly state ‘here is a story that could make you believe in God.’ Because how could one make someone else believe in such an ‘irrational’ being? I take that the film was to show how much faith one already has.

    • It is about choice… personal choice, not being right or wrong.. you can choose to go through life with a wonderful miraculous awe inspiring God (or gods)… or not. You will be loved no matter what you choose.. seek and heed wisdom.. be creative..

    • Sienna, too much writing, to finally say nothing at all.

    • beautiful response..I have yet to read the book, but I also felt that the movie must be just the directors interpertation. I am looking forward to actually reading to book and asking the question of myself.

  7. Cool effects boring ass movie. God is fake pie killed the cook…

    • So ignorant, continue watching GI Joe…

    • God IS real, he created this magnificent world we live in. How do you explain the perfections in nature and in us? Life Of Pi was a wonderful movie that pulls you in and keeps you. I want to believe the animal story, although I truly believe his prayers were answered and he did not see his mother, the sailor, and the cook. If you do not believe in God, what do you rest your faith on? I have seen miracles and I have seen great pain. You can fail yourself and be a non believer. Its your life.

      • If God is real then why do bad things happen? Why would God allow good people to die? Why do kids and babies die of cancer and other illnesses?

        • maybe as a test to see how one reacts….if all was good and dandy how hard would the test be? that all leads into the greater ? that man has asked since the onset of time;why? why r we here..ect

        • Don’t you see that the movie and novel attempt to answer that? Pi thanks God for the test of that last storm and then accepts the fact that he and the tiger will die. The final miracle–Pi’s rescue–shows that his decision to accept his fate (while keeping his faith) make his survival even sweeter by giving him the chance to tell the stories that prove that God exists. There are also many reminders throughout, beginning with the father’s lesson with that poor goat, that life is not fair: innocent and young die. It is through life’s trials that we understand the existence of God and see ourselves as our brothers’ keepers.

        • Kat> God does not promise that life will be easy or without challenges, sadness, conflict, or pain; He does promise that he will walk the journey with/beside us and provide strength and comfort if we choose to receive it. He also allows us to make our own decisions, right or wrong, wise or foolish. Whatever we choose, He remains with us providing a full supply of unconditional love, forgiveness, and an unfathomable grace we cannot understand or ever match, yet we can benfit from it. Faith, i.e. believing in a power higher than ourselves and in something we cannot fully understand, is asked of us.

          • i like my first perception of the ending as a non-religious persn/believer. I’d like to think that the second story was true but since believing the first story is far more beautiful most people tend to prefer the first one. Same with god, as it would be a much harsher world with nothing to rely on, no shoulder to lean/cry on and especially the idea of an absolute end of life as we die, people tend to prefer to believe in something, how unbelievable and inlikely it all might seem and even though there’s no prove of it whatsoever. I definitely agree, but still, as Pi’s father said; science has taken us much further over the past few years than religion has taken us in 1500 years or so, it’s hard to accept but the truth is; this is it, this is life. Enjoy it while you can and be good to others while living it.

      • ” God IS real, he created this magnificent world we live in. How do you explain the perfections in nature and in us? ”

        Zeus IS real, he creates thunders. How do you explain the lightning strike?

        3000 years later we are still weak.

        • hahah right! religion has the worst plot holes ever, its maybe a Damon Lindelof´s script, in the future people will make videogames or movies about the Christ just like Clash of Titans or team up Jesus whit some super hero team blockbuster…

        • yo b boy you got the right idea yoooooooooooooooooooooooo swag

          • Bunch of shits thinking they can even begin to comprehend God’s thinking. There is no maybe. Suffering or not, it’s all God’s plan and mere mortals can’t understand it.

  8. Cool effects boring movie. God is fake Mr pi killed everyone.

  9. It’s a story that made me believe in God. I can interpret this in 1000 ways but I don’t need to because it made me believe in God regardless.

  10. I think it is a lot more simple of an ending. After getting both stories there was two ways one could think of it. The animals symbolizing people or the people symbolizing the animals. I think the point is when faced with both stories the one with the tiger gave meaning to why something happened. Gave hope and was vivid. It gave life and inspiration (to the listener/viewer/reader). The other was lackluster and painful. There was no reason, no hope, no inspiration. So the question then is do you have faith and choose a story that has meaning to life or a story that is cruel and pointless? In the same way do you have faith that something/God is out there and there is reason to your life, or do you believe everything you struggle and accomplish in life is for merely survival and nothing more?

  11. I was left confused by the ending until I read this blog. I began to see how the choice of the movies ending was left up to the viewer to decide…how faith can help you interpret things. How when Pi began to tell the “human” version of the story, I first thought that his “tiger” story was his way of dealing with a very bad situation. But as I read on, I was amazed at how my interpretation was lead by my faith, how I wanted to believe in the “tiger” story. I think that this may be one of the most brilliantly portrayed stories that I have ever had the opportunity to watch. I leave this movie with a wonderful feeling or renewal in my faith. Thank you for explaining it the way that you did. I hope everyone gets it…

    • My God, this movie was just terrible. There is no other way to put it. Whenever a movie is left up to the viewer to decide, it is because the author/filmmaker didn’t have the courage and commitment to his vision. It is sad that some poorly manipulative hollywood movie would motivate you to believe in God. If God had anything to do with this movie, then it would have had better acting.

  12. Could the sentence, “and so it goes with god” simply mean that we believe whatever makes us more comfortable or content, and that most people believe in god for that reason?

    • Thank you…. you said it so simply and clearly, I get it now.

    • I think that’s exactly what it means. Often religious people struggle with that: are you serving god because you believe you must because god is real or because religion brings you comfort and you wish the whole world was controlled by one being.

  13. What a beautiful movie. I love all the insightful ideas everyone has. I think it’s amazing how we all think differently. What would the world be like if we all had the same thoughts and ideas :)

  14. What a fantastic forum! I’ve really appreciated your thoughts. Ive watched the film again and gained so much more because of them. The island to me is an existence without God.Where you’re born, you live and you die! With no fulfilment or true meaning in life!

    • I think you are right! Brilliant! Opened my eyes.

      • My mind just got blown :-)

      • My mind just got blown

  15. Uhhh was there not specifically a scene at the end where the writer picks up the award/article (can’t remember exactly what it was) and reads that Pi had in fact survived at sea with a tiger??? My interpretation in a nutshell-Why is it so hard to believe in the extraordinary? So it goes with God. Either your faith is strong or it is not. Pi experienced amazing things. I may never see an acidic island, or I may. Does this mean that it does not exist? Perhaps something else was with the bananas that helped them to float. Pi saw what he saw, despite the ultimate cause. Often times we are too quick to judge and don’t take time to think about how much we really know…which is essentially nothing. Put your faith in what you will, but this does not mean objective truth is not out there…somewhere…with God.

  16. I would just like to say one thing: If you saw the movie and did not read the book, read the book. It is so worth it. I prefer movies over books any day but I have to write a research paper, so I had to read the book first. To be honest, besides the amazing special effects, I didn’t think the movie was all that grea(which I think is true for most people who read a book and then watch the movie, it just doesn’t capture the true meaning in it). If the movie made you believe in God, just wait until you read the book. I swear it won’t be a waste of your time. I hate reading and this book made me remember why I use to like reading, writing and telling stories. Also, if anyone has any input on what I should put in my paper, that’d be great. I don’t even have a topic yet…

  17. This movie was magical and refreshing in so many ways. On one hand, it’s just a miraculous survival story of a boy and a tiger drifting in the open ocean of life. On the other hand, its so much more. There are things in this world we may never come to understand. Whether Pi’s story is a coping mechanism, parable, or the truth, we will never know.

  18. On more thought on a meaning…. In the animal story, the tiger (Richard Parker) represents man (people). Pi represents God. In times of trouble, Pi (God is infinite, Pi is an infinite number) continued to care for the tiger even when the tiger was attacking Pi and trying to kill Pi or drive him away.

    Then, when they finally make it to land and the troubles are over, the tiger walks away from the trouble and never thanks Pi or shows any connection at all.

    The same model applies to so many people. They are constantly helped by God but never realize it, instead fighting God along the way. When they finally realize they are at the verge of destruction, they allow God in to fix the problem. Then, when the problem is over, and times are good again, people will turn away from God without so much as a “thanks.”

    • Nice. I really like that perspective. Very interesting..

    • Interesting interpretation – the way we treat God in that way is very true.

    • Thank you…. that makes a lot of sense.

    • That is brilliant! Well done, very perceptive. I did not see that till now, but now so obvious.

    • Thank god someone else thought about this point. If in the animal version the tiger was Pi then who was Pi the human? It has to be god! It makes sense why the animal walks away without looking back and why Pi is left dumbfounded but as he says will always love him or something like that as does god.

    • I thought I had my version figured out until I read your post. Very interesting perspective that makes perfect sense. Thanks for bringing it to light.

    • Brady> My thinking which you have worded eloquently.

    • Thanks for the comment. I saw the movie a few months ago and have been wanting to talk about the part where the tiger leaves Pi and never looks back. I wondered what the interpretation might have been. I felt it must have been when we turn our backs on our faith so quickly – it was almost recognizable- I can relate to that. What a spectacular book and movie to bring this much thought to the viewer, reader. I haven’t experienced such a movie before. It sure opens up the viewer to all the mysteries of life. Which story do you prefer? Wow even the use of the word prefer to believe.

  19. I preferred the animal version. The human version was too raw with senseless acts of disregard for fellow man without attempts of reasoning. We as humans should have empathy towards one another a trait not built in animals. In the animal version I felt that animals are instinctively bent on survival without reasoning. All the animals on the lifeboat felt cornered and threatened. It made sense and the killings were inevitable. When humans decide to bomb or go on rampage shootings killing innocent people or other random acts of violence it puts a bad taste in your mouth.

  20. In the beginning of The Life Of Pi it was about a kid obsessing over which religion he should believe in hopping from one to another every other day. In the end of the story he leaves you with to decide which story was true. Honestly it never mattered because that wasn’t the point of the story. The whole point was in the last thing he said, “which do you prefer?” What exactly does that mean? It means that we have many different interpretations of Religion and theories but none really matter because that’s all they will ever be. Theories. Guesses. Never fact, just somewhat supported guesses. So who are we to say which one is right? How are we to know which one is wrong? So in the end it’s up to you to decide. In the end it all comes down to making a decision of which path you choose. And it’s not a matter of right or wrong for we are never going to be sure. It’s a matter of what makes you happy.

  21. In the beginning of The Life Of Pi it was about a kid obsessing over which religion he should believe in hopping from one to another every other day. In the end of the story he leaves you to decide which story was true. Honestly it never mattered because that wasn’t the point of the story. The whole point was in the last thing he said, “which do you prefer?” What exactly does that mean? It means that we have many different interpretations of Religion and theories but none really matter because that’s all they will ever be. Theories. Guesses. Never fact, just somewhat supported guesses. So who are we to say which one is right? How are we to know which one is wrong? So in the end it’s up to you to decide. In the end it all comes down to making a decision of which path you choose. And it’s not a matter of right or wrong for we are never going to be sure. It’s a matter of what makes you happy.

  22. Yann Martel writes an amazing story drawing on real stories of “morality”, personal choice and survival.

    Richard Parker is a true person – a shipwrecked sailor who was cannibalized by the survivors on a lifeboat.
    Ref.:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Parker_(shipwrecked)
    - the famous criminal case of the survivors of the ship ‘The Mignonette’.

    It shows the ways in which we deal with horrible circumstances in our lives and the things that we have to do in those to survive.

    In The Life of Pi: he is the cannibal, and the tiger is his dark side. The tiger obviously disappears into the jungle when he is found. His fantastic story is what he invents to live with himself.

  23. That was a long article that definitely reads a lot into the film and raises some interesting points. But I think the argument for believing in God that the movie is making is simple in the end.

    Both stories account for all the knowable facts about Pi’s ocean journey. The author intended them to be equally impossible to confirm. Since there is no way to factually determine the true one, it makes sense to simply choose the one you prefer to believe.
    Similarly, we can imagine (broadly) two accounts for explaining our world. One where this is no God, and one where there is. Since we can never confirm or disconfirm either account for certain, why not simply choose to believe the explanation we prefer?

  24. I belive, in the tiger story, it’s more adventurous, the writer would not create a book that suddenly all turns out to be a big lie, think about it, people would just get frustrated reading the whole book.

  25. What happened to the tiger at the end of the play? Where did it go?

  26. I think the Human story is the actual one that happened due to “lies” that pi tells the men from the ministry and the publisher. Bananas do not float on water, islands cannot be carnivorous, this points the way to the human ending. The hyena was the cook the sailor was the zebra and the monkey was his mother. Notice the tiger was never seen getting on the boat! Therefore Pi is the tiger! His inner self that is his instinct to survive. After the cook killed the sailor and his mother the inner Pi leaps out from under the cover of the boat and kills the hyena as he said to the men. From there he lies to them again and says he saw his mother float away, which he didn’t… Pi actually ate the men and his mother (which is shown as the island. That looks like a body on its back from far away). He feeds from the island(his mother) until he ends up finding her teeth in the remains and sees what he has done and what he has become. He knows he must head back to civilisation and goes to the ocean once more. He puts his bracelet from the girl on a branch (mothers hand) as a way of saying goodbye(like the indian girl did when he left for Canada). Once he reaches the shores of Mexico Richard Parker(the tiger) leaves him. Why? Because he has no need for his primitive side anymore, he has returned to civilisation again. There is no real ending the writer lets you chose what you prefer. I also think this story was ‘kind of’ based on a true story because when the man asks if he can write his story Pi says “it is your story now” which may mean that it did happen but don’t involve me, my past is off my chest do what you wish from here on. What only puzzles me is how did his mother get on the boat when she was asleep and how didn’t his father and brother not get on?

  27. All I know is … that if a tiger ate a hyena a zebra a rat and an orangutan that there would be sooo much cat sh#t on that boat.

  28. Is interesting the fact that no one mantion the name of acter( Pi) we all learn in scholl for PI . Pisin describe in start of the movie that this is nolimit number ,PI number is symbol for God ,God dont have begining and no ending , Richard Parker is Pisin , Pi on a boat is God . God feed us , help us , shown himself in Holy Bible but many people like Tiger dont wont to tanks him my opinion which i tink has sence :D

  29. The film was meant to open up ones mind if closed or highly skeptical.
    Perfect for the esoteric questions of religion faith god, do animals have spirits? etc…other than that the film really does not accomplish much else
    except confusing the viewer.

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