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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…
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.
"Happiness is something that we can only pursue and maybe we can actually never have it. "
The movie is about a family struggling through poverty and how the father tries to change it. The whole movie is just filled with struggle to achieve happiness, hence the name. And the struggle sure has its TOUGH moments. Since the movie portrays this in a great way, those moments really does make you GO ALL FEELSY.
Will Smith was great in this. Movies like these tell you that he sure can do amazing acting, something other than his usual tough guy gangsta routine. There were scenes in this movie where you can't but admire the man's acting. And because of that, you…
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.
Soul crushing sadness and depression.
Then the single most uplifting scene ever seen on film.
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle. — Philo of Alexandria
This is the story of a man who made a couple of bad decisions about money and began the downward slide toward poverty. His wife leaves him, he and his small son become homeless, and one would expect this to be a very depressing tale indeed. However, Chris Gardner, portrayed by Will Smith in a fine and understated display of excellent acting, refuses to quit trying to better himself and his situation. As a result this story is filled with hope, determination, and a wonderful message about what really matters in life.
This movie is full of contrasts. As Gardner lives and works in privileged…
This is the best thing that Jaden Smith has ever contributed to.
Una historia que te mete dentro de ella y la vives como si estuvieras ahí. Lo pasas mal cuando el protagonista llora, y lloras tu cuando acaba la película.
Ok this is the only Will Smith movie I can stomach. So well written and directed. Great story had me on the edge the whole movie.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
i always cry because of the bathroom scene. always.
A great story about overcoming adversity.
Difficult to watch because of all the hardships the main character faces, but ultimately uplifting. I can't speak on the similarity to the real-life story or the book.
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