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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.
we watched this in sociology and i lowkey cried
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…
What a hokey, schmaltzy, smiley, happy, gooey, sappy, nice, dumb, simple movie this was.
This made me feel nice.
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.
Hey dad, you wanna hear something funny? There was a man who was drowning, and a boat came. The man on the boat asked him, “Do you need help?” and the man said, “God will save me!” Then another boat came and he tried to help him, but again he said, "God will save me!” Then he drowned and went to Heaven. The man asked God, "God, why didn’t you save me?” and God replied, “I sent you two boats, you dummy!”
Based on a true story. Life is a struggle for single father Chris Gardner (Will Smith). Evicted from their apartment, he and his young son (Jaden Smith) find themselves alone with no place to go. Even though Chris…
Clichéd, emotionally manipulative Oscar bait almost single-handedly elevated by Will Smith's strong, non-showy lead performance.
Though the true story itself is indeed remarkable...and very little is changed or invented in adapting it for the screen, other than compressing some events for runtime sake...it's all handled in a decidedly afterschool special manner, with the protagonists and antagonists sketched out as broadly as possible, making them more caricature than character. Thandie Newton's thankless role as the condescending, unsupportive wife is particularly guilty of this; nothing more than the archaic boo-hiss unsupportive wife villain that should have fallen out of fashion decades ago. Little care is paid to what she was going through as a human being or character, working triple shifts at…
Yes it's a bit melodramatic but there are very few films with stakes as genuine as this
Side note: Gardner was a bit of an asshole if you have looked up his life story but unlike American Sniper, you can enjoy this as a film by ignoring the real mans life
I watched this movie in my economics class, and I have to say that I'm not even embarrassed at the fact that I shed a few tears in the classroom. The relationship between a father/son is a very powerful one, and Will and Jaden were perfect choices for these roles. I was really inspired by this film, and how one man went from having nothing to having more than he could've ever imagined.
Fresh Prince: the later years.
(I really do enjoy this film)
The most underrated Captain America movie of all time.
I know it's manipulative and exists only to tug at the heartstrings of America, but goddamn is this movie effective. The performances, the cinematography, the pacing. If it isn't groundbreaking, it sure is refined as all holy hell, and sometimes that's enough.
Keine Identifikation mit dem Hauptdarsteller, daher kein Eintauchen und mitfühlen möglich. Teils keine nachvollziehbarkeit.
(Hunderte von "Kästen" zum Schluss nur noch 6 - arm trotz viele Kästen verkauft?!)
It took me forever to watch this movie and it's a lot better than I expected. Will Smith brought his A game, which I guess is somewhat surprising to me.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
legit just any movie that made me cry, even just a little bit
(see notes for reason, they're probably spoilery…