I've been putting off seeing Darren Aronofsky's debut movie for a long while, mostly because there was so much hype about the movie when it was released-and, as we know, movies seldom live up to the hype. A mathematician works on uncovering a pattern/code to the stock market, as he believes everything on Earth has a pattern. He also pumps himself full of pills to control these spasms he has, and it only succeeds in making him more anxious and stressed out. He starts off as a paranoid individual and this phobia increases as the movie progresses. A group of Jews convince him to work on de-coding the Torah (he's Jewish, also)-and their goal is to find out the name of God, which is represented in mathematics. Once this happens they'll have a sort of gateway directly to him. Pi surprised me. It was engaging, creepy, and kept you guessing what was going to happen, even if it does have a somewhat simple resolution to the story line, that's basically 'Ignorance is bliss'.