16 year-old Pi is on a ship with his family on the way to a better life in America. After their shipwreck, Pi is left alone in a rescue boat with a bengal tiger.
Pi must figure out how to survive, as well as how to co-exist with the tiger, whom he names Richard Parker.
One thing that struck me:
Earlier in his life, Pi is reading about different religions and practices three of them. During this, his father said to him "Believing in three religions is the same as not believing in any". I really agree with this. He
ended up Catholic :)
Pi not only asks God for help, but remembers when to thank him.
The two main themes are mutual trust, and mutual dependency. Also the lesson of "do unto others as you'd have done to you".
The story is captivating, and well-told. I found myself wondering not only what would happen next, but also how their relationship would evolve.
A very good movie that you'll enjoy...I particularly recommend the 3D version, if it's at your theater. The special effects are also excellent.