Based on true events, The Pursuit of Happyness (the incorrect spelling is explained in the film) follows Chris Gardner (Smith) as he struggles to achieve the American dream. Chris has everything going against him. His wife left him and he's raising his 5-year-old son alone, without any real income. Determined to provide for his son Christopher no matter what, Chris enters an unpaid internship program at a brokerage firm in hopes of landing the one paid position available at the end of the training program. It is a more than just a movie. It is a American dream of a real life person, with a inspirational life story. It brings out the so called baby in people. Will Smith does the best acting of his career so far. He also made it more believable acting with his own real son. Sleeping in bathrooms, homeless shelters, and shabby hotels when he's got no money to afford a room. In my own opinion I could never survive those things. Chris never gives up on the idea that he can land a job and provide his son with a better life. . In my case i cried when i saw the part where he and his son sleep in the comfort room in the terminal. His determination should set as a good example to each and every one of us I would recommend this movie for people even guys. Every so called tough guy would most likely cry when they see this movie. It is a really good movie.
In 1981, in San Francisco, the smart salesman and family man Chris Gardner invests the family savings in Osteo National bone-density scanners, an apparatus twice as expensive as an x-ray machine but with a slightly clearer image. This white elephant financially breaks the family, bringing troubles to his relationship with his wife Linda, who leaves him and moves to New York where she has taken a job in a pizza parlor. Their son Christopher stays with Chris because he and his wife both know that he will be able to take better care of him.
Without any money or a wife, but committed to his son, Chris...
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