Life of Pi parents guide

Life of Pi

Overall A-

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.

Release date November 20, 2012

Violence B-
Sexual Content A
Profanity B+
Substance Use A

Why is Life of Pi rated PG? The MPAA rated Life of Pi PG for emotional thematic content throughout, and some scary action sequences and peril.

Run Time: 127 minutes

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Rating & Content Info

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Why is Life of Pi rated PG? Life of Pi is rated PG by the MPAA for emotional thematic content throughout, and some scary action sequences and peril.

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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Life of Pi
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia G May Frighten Young Children.
Alberta PG
Manitoba PG Not Recommended for Young Children, Frightening Scenes, Adverse Psychological Impact.
Ontario PG Not Recommeded for Young Children, Some Scary Scenes.
Quebec G
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

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Cast and Crew

Life of Pi is directed by Ang Lee and stars Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Tobey Maguire, Adil Hussain.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Life of Pi movie is March 12, 2013. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: Life of Pi

Release Date: 12 March 2013

Life of Pi releases to home video in two packages: 2-Disc (BD/Ultraviolet/DVD & DC Combo) or 3-Disc (BD3D/BD/Ultraviolet/DVD & DC). Both versions offer the following bonus features:

Life of Pi: 2-Disc and 3-Disc:

Disc 1:

- Blu-ray copy of the film

- Documentary: A Remarkable Vision (19:35 min)

- Documentary: A Filmmaker’s Epic Journey (63:29 min)

- Documentary: Tiger, Tiger Burning Bright ( 8:35min)

- Stills: Gallery: Art by Joanna Bush, Haan Lee, Dawn Masi and Alexis Rockman

- Storyboards

Disc 2: DVD & Digital Copy (Film only)

Life of Pi: 3-Disc package also includes:

Disc 3:

- Blu-ray 3D copy of the film

- 3D/2D Deleted Scenes: Anandi’s Second Dance, Time to Grow Up, Happy Birthday, Did I Say Something Wrong? and Darkness

- 3D/2D VFX Progressions: Tsimstum Sinking and The Wave Tank

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Another young boy who is aboard a sinking ship finds the only other survivor of the tragic accident is a Black Stallion. Alfred Hitchcock directs a film about an unlikely group who get stranded together in a Lifeboat.