Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 23, 2013
WhoHasTheRemote.com loves movies that seemingly emerge from nowhere with an outlandish, fantastical premise that takes audiences and critics by surprise, without the aid of astronomical budgets or star-power. Following the recent Blu ray and DVD release of the movie as reported by USA Today, Who Has The Remote? names as its Movie of the Month one such movie that accomplished such a feat, Life of Pi.
Based on a namesake 2001 novel by Spanish/Canadian author Yann Martel, Life of Pi tells the story of Piscine Molitor “Pi” Patel, a 16-year-old Indian boy whose zoo-keeping family sets sail on a doomed voyage – animals in tow – for the greener pastures of Canada. The ship capsizes in a harrowing storm, leaving Pi aboard a lifeboat as the sole human survivor amongst several wild animals in the open waters of the Pacific. Soon enough, the food chain is trumped by one hungry Bengal tiger. For 227 days at sea, the boy and the tiger form an odd alliance of survival.
Filmed on a modest budget of $120 million, Life of Pi premiered to rapturous praise at the 50th New York Film Festival. Released to theaters this past Thanksgiving, the movie struck a chord with its touching and inspirational depiction of human/animal bonding. With a global gross of $600 million and counting, the film has more than quintupled its production costs. Aiding the onscreen impact of the film is its innovative use of 3D animation, which director Ang Lee credits for much of the jaw-dropping storm scenes.
WhoHasTheRemote.com believes that Life of Pi is an endearing example of a film that engages its audiences regardless of the budget of the film or its cast. Indeed, the movie’s star, 19-year-old philosophy major Suraj Sharma, won the role of Pi against 3,000 other hopefuls in his first-ever audition. In any event, Life of Pi is certain to be enshrined as an all-age, multi-generational evergreen of disc and dish satellite viewing for many decades to come, and Who Has The Remote? is proud to honor the film with its Movie of the Month award.
WhoHasTheRemote.com named Life of Pi as its Movie of the Month. With a modest budget and a less-than-ordinary star cast, the film has thoroughly engaged audiences across all ages and even achieved great accolades at the Oscars, with four titles – Best Direction, Best Original Score, Best Cinematography and Best Visual Effects – to its name.
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