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The Pursuit of Happyness
Inspired by True Events
Based on a true story about a man named Christopher Gardner, who has invested heavily in a device known as a "Bone Density scanner". However, the devices do not sell as they are just marginally better than the current technology at a much higher price. As Gardner tries to figure out how to sell them, his wife leaves him, he loses his house, his bank account, and credit cards. Forced to live out in the streets with his son, Gardner is now desperate to find a steady job; he takes on a job as a stockbroker, but before he can receive pay, he needs to go through 6 months of training, and to sell his devices.
" It was right then that I started thinking about Thomas Jefferson on the Declaration of Independence and the part about our right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. And I remember thinking how did he know to put the pursuit part in there? That maybe happiness is something that we can only pursue and maybe we can actually never have it. No matter what. How did he know that?"
I have lost count of how many times I have seen this film. But, no matter how many times I see it, the scene when Will Smith claps his hands in uncontrollable happiness always brings tears. Tears of happiness. This film makes me happy in a heavy sort of way and gives me ultimate satisfaction. But, it can always be only a pursuit? Can't we ever actually have it ? This is an eternal question.
Gabriele Muccino's emotional drama the pursuit of happiness was a film made before will smith and jaden smiths careers started going down hill the story is about a poor family left by there mum/wife who are low on there rent and there only way to afford a life is to sell there scanners and for Chris gardener to get a job as a stoke broker and this film is brilliant I want to get my flaws out of the way now so I can just start praising it, the film has too much melodrama but it works there's just to much of it and I couldn't watch this film over and over again I will watch it a bit more…
This has to be rated up there as one of Will Smith's best performances, pairing perfectly with his son, Jaden Smith. It's the kind of film that leaves you at the end of the credits wanting to be a better person.
The Pursuit of Happyness is a potential disaster that didn't take the easy way out and flop. It fought and fought and even made me root for Chris Gardner from the get-go! The narration was a bit tacky but not too troublesome. Jaden leaves much to be desired but since he's just a little tot I guess I'll let it slide. I liked this movie way more than I should have. I'm not ashamed! But any movie shown in Theology in comparison to God's Not Dead is a success at this point...how sad.
How many bad things happen to Will Smith in this movie? Infinity. Infinity bad things. This movie is for those who find Grave of the Fireflies to be just a wee bit too cheery.
Will Smith gives his best performance; painfully mediocre film otherwise.
It's an extremely mediocre melodrama with good performances.
Moving, realistic, incredibly emotional, and very intense, The Pursuit of Happyness is touching, inspiring, well-directed, and Will Smith delivers his best performance in this heartfelt drama.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
This movie was a pleasant surprise. The dialopgue and performances were raw and real, particularly the fantastic turn of Will Smith at the height of his powers. The hardhsip of poverty permeates the film, casting a shadow of depression on the characters as well as the audience, and when the uplifting ending comes with an immense feeling of relief and elation. The movie does get bogged down in some cliche elements at times, specifically the unnecessary voice-over and the cheesy original score. Besides those minor flaws, The Pursuit of Happyness is a heartfelt story of survival in modern America.
while the movie has earnestness in spades, there is no way to separate that from the clumsy dullness that the arc falls into at every instant, the essence of its message is also suspect, oscar-bait at its most one-dimensional and tiresome
Interesting, and in its own low key-way, very moving. Most films about triumph over adversity are focused on war, or sports, or romantic conflict. Nice to see a story with the courage to admit that the majority of triumphs over adversity come from the (much less glamourous) daily grind of simply trying to make ends meet for your family. It's quite depressing - not in itself (because it's obvious where it's going) but in the fact that THIS particular story is only being told because of the happy ending - and there are millions of similar stories out there without the hope or inspiration of this one. Smiths Senior and Junior are sensational, and the script and direction willfully resist any inclination to step into schmaltz. Nice.
I loved everything in it from start to finish.
If you are a human you will also.
Enjoy and feel whats life is all about.
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