In the hope Gardner's story would inspire the down-trodden citizens of Chattanooga, Tennessee to achieve financial independence and to take greater responsibility for the welfare of their families, the mayor of Chattanooga organized a viewing of the film for the city's homeless. The site's critical consensus reads, "Will Smith's heartfelt performance elevates The Pursuit of Happyness above mere melodrama.
Directed by Gabriele Muccino A hard-pressed African-American single parent and his five-year old son struggle to survive and fulfill the American dream in San Francisco in Although he is a natural born salesman, this African-American believes that he is destined for a better career path.
His wife Linda Thandie Newton is working at two jobs to help pay the bills, and they are behind on their rent. Their five-year old son, Christopher Jaden Christopher Syre Smithgoes to a day carecenter, and it bugs his dad that on the outside of the building, the term "the pursuit of happyness" is misspelled.
He is convinced that these little details make all the difference in life. The constant strain of financial pressure is too much for Linda to handle so she decides to take a job with a relative in a restaurant in New York. Although her husband is a disappointment to her, she does have confidence that he will find a way to take care of their son, and so she leaves Christopher with him.
The determining factor seems to be that he impresses one of the top officers by solving a Rubiks Cube in record time. It is obvious that he has a special gift for numbers in addition to his flair for sales. The only hitches to his new lease on life are that the program does not pay any salary and only one of the 20 interns will eventually be hired.
Meanwhile, his financial condition grows more shaky when a few of his bone scanning machines are stolen, and he and his son are evicted from their apartment. They move into a small room at a motel but then are forced on to the streets. Father and son wind up sleeping in a bathroom in a bus station.
Luckily, they are able to make this harrowing experience into a game by pretending they are hiding out in a cave from dinosaurs. Meanwhile, Chris struggles at the brokerage firm in a competitive battle for clients.
He makes a bold move to land a new account by visiting a CEO at home, and he and Christopher are invited to join him and his son at a San Francisco football game.
They are awed by this glimpse into the world of the wealthy where everything is done first-class. One of them is a homeless man who thinks it is a time machine.
The drama does score some emotional points in its portrait of an African-American male who turns out to be an extraordinary single-parent.
He nurtures his son with a tenderness and love that is impressive.
Chris and Christopher join other homeless people who find food and lodging there if they are lucky to get in line early. The screenplay by Steve Conrad Weather Man presents a rather limited view of happiness by equating it with flashy cars, high-paying jobs, and luxurious homes. Gardener believes in capitalism, and he plays the competitive game well.
We have no other choice but to cheer him on as he overcomes one obstacle and setback after another. That may have been true 60 years ago but it is not true today as the gap between the rich and the poor has turned into an abyss.The Pursuit of Happyness is based on the true story of Chris Gardner's struggle to achieve his share of the American dream.
The Italian director, Gabriele Muccino, could have edited the story down quite a bit — especially the inordinate amount of time showing Gardener chasing after . Mar 28, · April is a beautiful month, when warm mists can carry the flowery smells of a new spring into the air.
Plastic pastel eggs pile high in the supermarkets. Wondrous golden chains of . The Pursuit of Happyness is based on the true story of Chris Gardner's struggle to achieve his share of the American dream.
The Italian director, Gabriele Muccino, could have edited the story down quite a bit — especially the inordinate amount of time showing Gardener chasing after .
Jul 10, · Analysis of The Pursuit of Happyness ANALYSIS OF. THE PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS. 1. The Synopsis. The pursuit of happyness is a biography film which was made at in San Francisco, California. This film tells about Chris Gardner’s life.
He is a salesman who becomes a rich stockbroker. The setting of the movie “The Pursuit of. Transcript of Character Analysis - The Pursuit of Happyness. - Character Analysis - Character Analysis Ashley Bavington "The Pursuit of Happyness" Chris Gardner Chris Gardner "The Pursuit of Happyness" Family-Oriented Compassion Drivenness because throughout the movie we see the growing bond between Chris and his maturing son.
Social stereotypes and Happiness The Pursuit of Happyness 11/21/ Instructor: Prof. Kristin Little Author: Tareq Naseer Alsamarh Social stereotypes and happiness The story of the movie The Pursuit of Happyness directed by Gabriele Muccino portrays a family who struggles with finding enough money to pay taxes and afford living expenses.