Pursuit of Happiness

9 11 2007

 I really enjoyed it, and felt that it lived up to the teary and heartwarming trailer. While the movie has an uplifting “go for your dreams” message, the deepest theme is that of family.

Will Smith did a great job as the father trying to protect his son from their circumstances of becoming homeless as much as he can, while at the same time trying to work in the competitive world of stocks as an un-paid intern. Jaden Smith was outstanding as the preschool-aged kid who knows things are going wrong and tries to have a stiff upper lip, but just can’t do it all the time. The story is very touching and was close to home for me. My family has been through some tough times, and this movie just reminded me of how much my parents struggled to provide for our family and yet kept life fun as much as they could.

It made me laugh, it made me cry and it made me love life.

Great film, very heart-warming. It gives hope to all of us that we can successfully reach are goals and dreams by working hard.

This movie is an excellent combination of struggle, determination, intelligence, and motivation which leads to the one of the best inspirational movies I have ever seen. Will Smith puts on an Award Winning performance in this moving drama. I would recommend everyone to see it; you will not regret it! If you like dramatic movies that are based on real life experiences, then The Pursuit of Happiness is the movie for you. I was still under the delightful impression of this movie after viewing it.

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PLOT SUMMARY

Chris Gardner has big dreams for him and his family but it doesn’t seem to come together for him. Chris has an opportunity to be a stock broker but first he has to go through a grueling internship which means no pay. Chris decides to do it but when his wife leaves and he is evicted, he has to take care of his son on his own. So they find themselves sometimes living on the street and struggling to get by. But Chris is determined to make it.

In 1981, in San Francisco, the smart salesman and family man Chris Gardner invested the family savings in Ostelo National bone-density scanners, an apparatus twice more expensive than x-ray with practically the same resolution. The white elephant financially breaks the family, bringing troubles to the relationship with his wife that leaves him and moves to New York. Without money and wife, but totally committed with his son Christopher, Chris sees the chance to fight for a stockbroker internship position at Dean Witter, disputing for one career in the end of six months training period without any salary with other twenty candidates. Meanwhile, homeless, he has all sorts of difficulties with his son.

In 1981, Chris Gardner was a struggling salesman in little needed medical bone density scanners while his wife toiled in double shifts to support the family including their young son, Christopher. In the face of this difficult life, Chris has the desperate inspiration to try for a stockbroker internship where one in twenty has a chance of a lucrative full time career. Even when his wife leaves him because of this choice, Chris clings to this dream with his son even when the odds become more daunting by the day. Together, father and son struggle through homelessness, jail time, tax seizure and the overall punishing despair in a quest that would make Gardner a respected millionaire.

Source : IMDB

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3 responses

9 11 2007
12 11 2007
ardeeboi

yup..we are in pursuit of…HAPPYNESS :p and the film really did that.. Great Film!

15 11 2007
hammed

havent seen the film yet.seems like too melodramatic for my taste. but maybe im wrong.

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