day 61 – life of pi

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went to the movies this afternoon to see life of pi.

Storyline taken from a website: Based on the best-selling novel by Yann Martel, is a magical adventure story centering on Pi Patel, the precocious son of a zoo keeper. Dwellers in Pondicherry, India, the family decides to move to Canada, hitching a ride on a huge freighter. After a shipwreck, Pi finds himself adrift in the Pacific Ocean on a 26-foot lifeboat with a zebra, a hyena, an orangutan and a 450-pound Bengal tiger named Richard Parker, all fighting for survival.

i never would have picked this movie myself and until yesterday never heard of it. surprisingly it was very good and i was enjoying it until some loud, young kids accompanied by adults rolled in and thought they were at home. several of us gave them the half turn, but they didn’t get the message.  i guess if they act like that at home then it’s too late to train them when they are out.

the theater was also nice to be so small. operated by one woman who sold the tickets, popped the popcorn, tore the tickets and answered the phone. the seats were leather (or something similar) with high backs.  it was very clean too. i dropped a  few pieces of popcorn on the floor and i actually picked them up.  i expect some popcorn to be on the floor at movie theaters, but i’m not so sure about this one. it was spotless and i didn’t want to be the one to make it unclean.

i forgot to get a photo of the theater we actually visited, so the above photo is of another one closer to home.

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2 thoughts on “day 61 – life of pi

  1. Val, just yesterday someone at work was telling me about this film and they said that they REALLY enjoyed it too.

    I watched the video clip you shared at it looks like a movie I would LOVE to see.

    “and i was enjoying it until some loud, young kids accompanied by adults rolled in and thought they were at home. several of us gave them the half turn, but they didn’t get the message. i guess if they act like that at home then it’s too late to train them when they are out.”

    Yup…which is why I very rarely go to movies anymore. I usually wait until they come out on DVD and then watch it in the peace of my own home.

    But I gotta say, the movie theater you saw it at sounded really nice. I prefer smaller; more intimate theater houses.

    Enjoy your evening, girl, and thanks for sharing the review!

    X

    • v says:

      really, ron? how coincidental is that? i never seen the commercial for it on TV because i don’t watch TV, well there’s jeopardy, but never saw it then either. it wasn’t as bad as some as the reviewers said it was.

      darn kids! they were running up and down the aisle, playing in between the rows of chairs. i will go see some movies, but otherwise i’m like you, i can wait a few months for the DVD.

      the movie theater was pretty awesome. i thought it was going to be some dinky hole in the wall because it was so small, there was even an upstairs and that’s unheard of for a theater that size. definitely going back there.

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