Thursday, January 18, 2007

The Pursuit of Happyness

Directed by Gabriele Muccino
Produced by Will Smith
Steve Tisch
Teddy Zee
Todd Black
Jason Blumenthal
Written by Steven Conrad
Starring : Will Smith (Christ Gardner)
Jaden Smith (Christopher)
Thandie Newton (Linda)
Brian Howe (Jay Twistle)
James Karen
Dan Castellaneta
Kurt Fuller
Music by Andrea Guerra
Cinematography Phedon Papamichael

This movie has nominated for Golden GLobe award and become a winner of the Black Reel Award, and hit the first chart on the box office in America, for some week.

Set in the year 1981,when Ronald Reagan, spoke that America has a 10 bilyon dollar defisit.This film centers around Chris Gardner (Will Smith), a brilliant and genious unsuccessful salesman of bone-density scanners. Chris invested most of his and his wife's money into the scanners, which he eventually found extremely difficult to sell and he have to brought this large thing around San Fransisco everday. He as the father keep tryin to work hard,but he become in a state of bancruptcy condition , the rent is far past due, and his car is towed after Chris defaults on over a dozen parking tickets. His wife Linda (Thandie Newton) is unhappy and buckling under the constant strain of financial pressure, as her paychecks are the family's primary source of income. The only thing keeping the couple together is their five-year-old son Christopher (Jaden Smith). Everyday he catch his dream, to live with a smile like other people that he always meet on the way to work every morning.

One day, Chris meets Jay Twistle (Brian Howe), a well-off man who reveals himself to be a stock broker for the Dean Witter brokerage firm. Impressed, Gardner convinces Twistle to arrange him an interview as an intern. Although he has no college training (Chris entered the US Navy after high school), his high-level math skills allow him to solve a Rubik's Cube puzzle in an impressively short amount of time, impressing Twistle to the point that he arranges Chris an interview. Upon hearing that her husband is going "From salesman to intern - backwards", Linda is no longer able to cope. She walks out on Chris, taking Christopher with her.

Chris never want to separated from his son, Chris picks Christopher up from his daycare in Chinatown before Linda can (a sign outside the daycare center refers to "happyness" in a clear misspelling of "happiness"; it is this that gives the film its name). Linda moves to New york, to work at her friend restaurant. After that time, Christ has to keep living, and working as a stock broker trainee a 6 month without get paid, and the situation is tragically getting worse, once they had to get away from the cheap motel, cause he can't afford to paid the bill, then he run to the subway station and they had to sleep in the public closet room,in the other day they had to live in the shelter for the homeless, so every evening after work, Chris is forced to race across town to pick Christopher up, take the bus across town, and run to catch a place in line with the other homeless people.

This film, will open your eyes,there is a light in every darkest time in our life, as long we had some higher motivation spirit, struggle for our life, for our lovely person. That's like Chicken Soup for the Soul, but in the movie version,that why The Pursuit of Happyness, become a box office in America,cause it's like other American Success Dream.

Will Smith as a producer, and also playing very good, very touching your heart, as a struggle father, he found new concept movie to become a box office,with no special effect, and no collosal setting. i recommend this movie!!, one of the best dramatic movie of the year!!

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