Blockbuster, Oscar bait or something else?
Oscar bait, with a bit of high-toned blockbuster thrown in.
Director Ang Lee brings an unfilmable book to the screen with this award-winning tale of a boy surviving 227 days at sea ... with an angry Bengal tiger sharing his lifeboat. The novel won the Man Booker Prize, and the movie is a shoe-in for a boatload of nominations come Oscar time.
-- Sarah Jersild, Zap2it