The Life of Pi is a beautiful cinematic endeavor in every manner. The music is divine and it doesn't take away from the overall aesthetics. If you are xenophobic, then I would urge you to try and stretch past that to watch this movie.
If you are bored with the mundane, you should see this movie.
However, it is a profoundly sad movie.
Piscine "Pi" Molitor Patel, is an Indian boy from Pondicherry. He is looking for answers about god and loss as he retells the story of his life to a writer who is going to pen his story.
Pi loses his family (brother, father and mother) on a Japanese cargo boat as his family are en route to Canada. He survives 227 days floating on a boat with a tiger.
Eventually, the boat lands in Mexico, where Pi is rescued. He ends up in a hospital, trying to explain what happened to the cargo boat, which left him an orphan.
Directed by: Ang Lee
Written by: David Magee (screenplay) and Yann Martel (novel)
Starring: Adil Hussain, Irrfan Khan and Suraj Sharma
Time: 127 minutes