Movie Review: Life of Pi

I’ve been wanting to write a review of the movie “Life of Pi,” which I watched with my wife a couple of weeks back. I am coming from the perspective of someone who hasn’t read the award winning book.

I must say that to me, watching the movie was almost a life-changing spiritual conversion experience. It was a wonderfully uplifting, visually beautiful, thought provoking tour de force of a film, one so unique that it almost will blow your mind away. There are so many films which are basically variations on a common theme, or are just carbon copies of every type of film cliche, but this film definitely is not one of them, with a script that seems to come right out of a different universe. What an amazing timeless tale this is. There have been other wonderfully wacky films which i have enjoyed: for e.g. Being John Malkovich, but this is in entirely a different league. It manages to be so unbelievable, and yet so real and believable at the same time. The relationship between Pi Patel and the untamable lion Richard Parker is so real, just like the relationship between Tom Hanks and Wilson in Cast Away. The acting was amazing, with Suraj Sharma bringing out every ounce of each emotion. (How does one act so convincing as though the lion was really there and not just a CGI creation?)

Above all, this film makes us ponder about life and reality. So often the truth is so much stranger than fiction, and yet we often have a fear of accepting the truth. So which version of Pi Patel’s adventure would we choose to believe?

God doesn’t need proving, He needs to be known and experienced.

RATING:

10/10  To me a perfect film… everything you would want a film to be. Sorry to the animal lovers out there who found the killings too hard to bear.

Dinner Date @ Fish & Co (Clementi Mall Outlet)

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There is no better way to start the week after a long tiring Monday back at work than to cheer yourself up with a nice dinner date with that special someone in your life!

Today both of us were feeling hungry, and we decided to go for a good meal at Fish & Co.

This is our second time patronising this outlet, and we ordered our usual order of a Platter for 2, topped up with an upgrade with a soup of the day (Seafood Chowder, yummy!) and a special fizzy tonic drink.

I must say, the food was really delicious, and consistently so for both our visits. The fries and rice were nicely done, not too hard or soft. The calamari was succulent and tasty. The prawns were deliciously fresh. The mussels were nicely drenched in garlic butter sauce. The fish was soft and tasty. It was really a good meal, and as my wife put it, “WHAT IS THERE NOT TO LIKE?” The price was also reasonable for such a sumptuous meal – $48 for the upgraded meal, inclusive of service charge and GST, and also factoring in a 10% of for using your Citibank Credit Card to make payment.

The extra plus was that the service staff at this outlet were friendly and eager to please, Kudos to the restaurant for a wonderful dinner date! 🙂 As you can see, we cleared the whole plate… nothing was left except the shells from the mussels and prawns! 🙂

RATING:

Food – 10/10

Service – 8/10 (Staff friendly and helpful but too busy! Also they forgot our mints!)

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