The best cinematic castaways
"Life of Pi" — Ang Lee's visually spectacular 3D castaway tale is based on Canadian author Yann Martel's 2001 novel of the same name. The film (due out Nov. 23) stars newcomer Suraj Sharma as Pi, a teenager whose ship (carrying a zoo full of animals) sinks en route from India to Canada. As if things couldn't get worse for Pi, he and a fully grown Bengal tiger are the only survivors of the wreck, and the two spend months adrift at sea in an uneasy standoff. The film is narrated by Bollywood star Irrfan Khan, who plays an adult version of Pi.