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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.
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.
A beautiful, heartwarming film with performances that hit all the right notes.
I've always really liked Will Smith. He does wonderfully in his role as a man trying his best to make ends meet, to persevere and rise above the poverty above him while making sure his kid is safe and happy with him.
And Jaden Smith! I've scarcely seen a cuter four-year-old. The kid's got a natural aptitude for acting, it seems, and he has excellent chemistry with his dad, making for a very honest and true relationship between the two of them.
What I love best about the film is that it never gets cheesy. Never once does Will Smith's character blame anyone else for his problems or…
A really motivating movie with lots of emotional scenes. I hope it will be easier to achieve my goals, especially when it comes to take care of my child. Probably watching the film already made it easier.. well done Mr. Smith.
Me encanta esta película... Muy buena, excelente!!!!
Filme excelente. Um exemplo de superação.
Hard works pays off. I like this line: No Y (why) in happiness; just an I (self). Thumbs up. Also to this one.
It was right then that I started thinking about Thomas Jefferson, 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?
Will Smith's Chris Gardner in "Pursuit of Happyness" is a man whose life is at the bottom of the barrel - his wife has abandoned him, he lives on the verge of poverty, he has to sell expensive medical equipment no one wants to buy and so on. Somehow that is not enough for the screenwriters of this movie, who <SPOILER!> make his journey to becoming a stock broker unneccessary hard at every turn <\SPOILER!>. If he has a job interview, he needs to be arrested beforehand so he has to run to reach it at the last second (without having an opportunity to change his clothes of course). Situations like that pop up throughout the whole movie, making the…
Been a long time since I've shed a tear of happ"y"ness. Heartwarming story of the bond between father and son. A good movie, though it seemed like for some events, they couldn't give any logical reason, so they just brushed the issues under the rug, never mentioning it again. But nontheless, very entertaining. It was probably Will Smith's attempt to get his son into the film industry and it worked dam good! Jaden played his part amazingly well.
Do recommend, had fun!
Hay un par de escenas en que Will Smith actua soberbiamente, eso tal vez vale la película. Aunque igual es totalmente prescindible, otra visión vendepomadas del sueño americano y la definición del éxito.
A film tempója jó.
Sokan nem bírják Will Smith-t.
Csak általában szar filmekben játszik.
De ebben nagyon jól játszik.
Nem véletlen kapott érte Oscar jelölést.
És Jaden Smith itt jobban játszik, mint "A Föld után"-ban, az biztos...
Extra ordinarily motivational ...
Director: Gabriele Muccino.
Guión: Steven Conrad.
Reparto: Will Smith, Jaden Smith, Thandie Newton.
En ocasiones nos sumergimos tanto en nuestra vida y nuestros problemas que a veces olvidamos que, como dijo Anjelica Huston en Ever After: a Cinderella story (1998), “siempre nos puede ir peor”. Pero sin importar qué tan mal estemos siempre hay que seguir adelante y enfrentarse a la vida, luchar por lo que deseamos, pero sobre todo nunca rendirnos. Es ésta la lección que deja En busca de la felicidad (2006) de Gabriele Muccino.
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