This month we are offering you a biographical film, “The pursuit of Happyness”. Don’t worry, it’s not a spelling mistake rather intentionally decided by the renowned Italian director Gabriele Muccino, taken from the misspelling at the kid’s day care center. It’s a true story starred by Will Smith along with his son Jaden Smith who plays as son in the movie also. Actually it is tear jerking movie depicting the struggling activities of Chris Gardner, a homeless and freelance salesman who turns stockbroker in the later life. At the same time, it expressed the real scenario of self-centered American lifestyle.
Today’s multimillionaire Chris Gardner expressed his struggles in his bestselling biography. Muccino remakes them through Will Smith. It was in 1981, in San Francisco. Gardner invested his family savings to his business, selling bone scanner which was costly but easily portable. However, due to the excessive price, none interested to buy them and thus Chris Gardner, the family man, brought trouble to the family, consequently, his wife left him with the only son and moved to New York.
Totally committed to Christopher, his lovely kid, Chris found the opportunity to become a stockbroker under the internship of Dan Witter. The dream position would come true after a six-month-long-no-salary internship period and only one among the twenty five candidates will be chosen. Chris starts struggling, with his homeless child facing lots of difficulties and challenges. The sequence to pass the night in a subway public toilet is simply heartbreaking.
Will Smith’s son, Christopher, plays his role excellently. His innocent face and dialogues help to draw the attention of the audiences. However, this nice movie got nomination of Academy Awards in the Best Actor category although failed to win. In a word, ‘Pursuit of Happyness’ is a movie to encourage a new life with struggling.
[Published in a local monthly]