Canadian Reviews

Pursuit of Happyness Review


Based on a true story, Pursuit of Happyness is the story of an average man trying to struggle during the recession in 1980-81. I didnít really care to see this, but was talked into it by my better half. I was lucky because I got to see a pretty good movie.

Chris Gardner (Will Smith) is an ambitious salesman hoping to make it big selling medical equipment. He struggles on, selling bone density scanners when one day he sees a stockbroker pull up in Ferrari and decides he wants to become a stockbroker, to better provide for his family. He learns of an internship program and does his level best to get in. During the course of this, his wife leaves him, someone steals some of his bone density scanners, he is arrested (for overdue parking tickets) and eventually evicted from his apartment. Through it all, he struggles on and tries to raise his son, trying to keep a positive view on life.

Personally, the movie reminded me of regular life. Every time Chris managed to pull himself up, life would pull the rug out from under him. Will Smith does an excellent job as the never say die, go-getter.

  

Share on Facebook
Added: January 18th 2007
Reviewer bootlegga
Related Link: Pursuit of Happyness official website
Hits: 8107
Score:

Register to comment and rate.


  1. Posted by
    2009-05-26 11:19:14
    my score:
    i think you summarized the movie nicely. i wasn''t sure i wanted to see this movie initially and i watched it on TV one day and fell in love. It gives you a sense of hope. It is very moving. You get to go through the ups and downs with him.
  2. Posted by lily
    2007-04-02 22:04:32
    my score:

    Just testing something....


     


    documentary

  3. Posted by lily
    2007-02-06 09:52:14
    my score:

    I took my son to see this movie for his 13th birthday. He''d seen a documentary on the real Chris Gardner. I didn''t really know what the movie would be about, and was surprised at how "depressing" it was. As you said, no matter what he did, life kicked him for it. I was amazed at how positive he was able to keep things for his son, especially the night they slep in the "cave". :( I kept thinking during the movie that the plot seemed a little much, then I''d remember it was all based on a true story.


    One thing that was missing from the movie - according to my son, Gardner was raped at one point.


    I''d highly recommend this movie and will probably buy the DVD when it''s released. Not only is Will Smith his usual great self, but his son is amazing too.

[ Reviews Index ]

Reviews Comments

  • Soloist
    POGO GAMES SUPPORT @ 1 855 721 7211 Pogo1 855 721 7211com is a free online gaming website that ...
    By
  • X-Me Origins: Wolverine
    POGO GAMES SUPPORT @ 1 855 721 7211 Pogo1 855 721 7211com is a free online gaming website that ...
    By
  • Star Trek
    POGO GAMES SUPPORT @ 1 855 721 7211 Pogo1 855 721 7211com is a free online gaming website that ...
    By
  • Bachman Cummings
    POGO GAMES SUPPORT @ 1 855 721 7211 Pogo1 855 721 7211com is a free online gaming website that ...
    By
  • The Martyr's Oath: The Apprenticeship of
    POGO GAMES SUPPORT @ 1 855 721 7211 Pogo1 855 721 7211com is a free online gaming website that ...
    By
reviews Ľ

Donate!

Make donations with PayPal!



Support Canadaka.net

October´s Goal: $150.00
Amount in: $0.00
Left to go: $150.00

Donations This Month

Latest Topics in Canadian Forums


Advertise
    Warning: MagpieRSS: Failed to parse RSS file. (Mismatched tag at line 1, column 70) in D:\Hosted Sites\canadaka.net\www\includes\rss_fetch\rss_fetch.inc on line 238 Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in D:\Hosted Sites\canadaka.net\www\themes\text_ads.php on line 21