Nauseatingly affected attempts to tug at our heart-strings fail miserably after about the hundredth time they are shown. The ambitious salesman battles insurmountable odds to make himself stand out from his competitors in the hopes of landing the position.
The opposite, however, is not necessarily dishonest. To take the real-life rags-to-riches story of stockbroker Chris Gardner, a story with a preordained happy ending, and imbue it with tension and suspense. This film is based on a true gripping and dramatic story about a man who has nothing and his struggle toward success.
In a role that could have easily been played syrupy-sweet, Smith instead chooses to let his raw emotions shine through adding a layer of realism.
The film is a two-hour chronicle of fate dealing scourges and whiplashes to this unfortunate man who only wants happiness through untold riches.
The filmmakers are not messing around: The genial and likable Will Smith might be a very idealised version of what the fiercely driven Gardner was actually like - and the exact circumstances of his marital breakup are probably not rendered with absolute realism.
Is someone like that really going to be happy after he gets that? Yet he does find it. For this reason, the movie is not a feel-good picture that will leave you with the warm fuzzies.
Perpetually irritated mom abandons her son early in the movie. Though the internship is unpaid, one of the 20 interns will be chosen to stay with the company full-time. Then Gardner, with his smart head for figures, manages to get an unpaid internship at a top brokerage firm: I guess that is why the film is titled The Pursuit of Happyness.
Later, the father yells at his son for a trivial reason and gets in a fight, scaring the boy and making him cry. This is an aspirational movie. What parents need to know Parents need to know that Will Smith will draw kids to this movie. This film is an amazing heartfelt performance certain to influence and motivate its audience to reach new heights.
Frantically, Gardner keeps up appearances in front of the wealthy Ivy Leaguers who study alongside him. He takes his son along on job-related excursions and lies in front of him the kid looks appropriately skeptical when he hears it.
It includes some very sad scenes between family members, as well as a couple of emotionally scary ones. Our goal is to provide information about the latest in entertainment, both the good and the bad, so you may make an informed decision as to what is appropriate for you and your families.
But what is interesting is the taboo subject of how close the middle classes can get to poverty. It may have seemed that way from the trailer: In this film, they meet in the person of the hero himself. Having proceeded to establish Chris as a great guy, "The Pursuit of Happiness" puts him through hell.
Instead, it is a touching fictional portrayal of a problem that is all too real. A lot or a little? Crisp camera-work including the handycam-effect that seems to be all the rage these daysexcellent lighting, and suitable music although much of it is of the uninspired, feel-good kindgrace the film as well as any other output from those well-oiled machines.
The film follows Christopher Gardner based on the real-life millionaire entrepreneur as he struggles with homelessness, fatherhood, and poverty, while trying to get his foot in the door of a brokerage firm. Very poignant, relevant and uplifting. His wife Thandie Newton leaves him and he and his boy are in desperate straits.
Actually, the treatment of the wife is the first hint that "The Pursuit of Happiness" is going to be an usually uncompromising movie. Things start looking up for Gardner when he applies for an internship with a stock brokerage firm.Dec 15, · A fairy tale in realist drag, “The Pursuit of Happyness” is the kind of entertainment that goes down smoothly until it gets stuck in your craw.
Inspired by a true story, as they like to say in. "The Pursuit of Happiness" is just a wonderful (based on a true) story, full of adventure, hope, and pain. I saw the movie last night in a packed theater. Big Willie Weekend has returned, and for good reason! The Pursuit of Happyness is a very Hollywood film, which could be good or bad depending on your point of view.
It tries very hard to be profound and inspirational, but 67%(). Jan 02, · Read the Empire review of The Pursuit Of Happyness. Find out everything you need to know about the film from the world's biggest movie destination.3/5.
Dec 15, · Watch video · A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he's poised to begin a life-changing professional career.8/10(K).
Dec 15, · The Pursuit of Happyness movie reviews & Metacritic score: Chris Gardner (Smith) is a bright and talented, but marginally 64%(36).Download