Will Smith stars in this moving tale inspired by a true story of Chris Gardner, a San Francisco salesman who's struggling to make ends meet. When his girlfriend Linda (Thandie Newton) walks out, Chris is left to raise their 5-year old son Christopher (Jaden Smith) on his own. Chris' determination finally pays off when he lands an unpaid internship in a brutally competitive stockbroker-training program, where only twenty interns will make the cut. But without a salary, Chris and his son are evicted from their apartment and are forced to sleep on the streets, in homeless shelters and even behind the locked doors of a metro station bathroom. With self confidence and the love and trust of his son, Chris Gardner rises above his obstacles to become a Wall Street legend.
In the pursuit of wealth!
- The Pursuit of Happyness review by CS
I would rename this film 'The pursuit of Money', because it is less about finding true happiness and more about achieving wealth. The (sic) play on 'happiness' says it all really! This is an all American story about pursuing wealth and if Americans feel that money buys happiness, then I guess that sums it all up for them! The film itself is quite good, but I feel that it sends out a very poor message about family, happiness and life. Will spends the entire film trying to make money and for me that's not what happiness is about at all, but perhaps in the USA it is! A very all American movie that perhaps has less meaning and resonance in Europe than Hollywood would like to think!!
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Will goes family
- The Pursuit of Happyness review by NC
Multi million superstar does the thing with the son, so double-bubble. All very touching etc. but maybe lacking a bit of cred as the limo takes them back to one of many homes and hotels etc...........