There are tons of small details in the movie inspired by the cultures of the many island nations across the Pacific. I thought it’d be fun to rewatch the film and point out the ones I’ve noticed:
Note: These are just things I noticed personally, with my Samoan background. There are many similarities between islands, so other Pacific Islanders might find connections with their culture instead. And some PIs might totally disagree with me; that’s totally fine! The PI identity encompasses sooo many islands that we’re bound to have differing opinions. I’d love to hear them in the comments!