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Life of Pi

Everything familiar about the life of Pi Patel (Suraj Sharma) is lost during a shipwreck. Now the boy finds himself stranded at sea aboard a lifeboat with another survivor of the sunken vessel -- a Bengal tiger. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: A-
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: A
Language: B+
Drugs/Alcohol: A
Run Time: 127
Theater Release: 20 Nov 2012
Video Release: 12 Mar 2013
MPAA Rating: PG
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Why Is Life of Pi Rated PG?


Violence: The film contains frequent moments of intense peril for both human and animal characters. Numerous characters are washed overboard or drowned during a ship’s sinking. Animals are attacked, killed and eaten. (Though some body parts are briefly shown, little blood or action is seen.) A child is bullied at school. A small boy tries to feed meat to a tiger. A goat is later tied up, attacked and killed as a lesson to the boy. A boy talks about killings and the murder of a man.

Sexual Content: A young teen couple falls in love. A boy urinates on part of the boat to establish his “territory”.

Language: Students repeatedly taunt another child using a crude urination term as a derogatory form of the boy’s name.

Alcohol / Drug Use: A zookeeper uses tranquilizers to lessen the stress of sea travel on animals.

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