The Pursuit of Happyness is a film based on a true story. It is about a man called Chris Gardner, who despite being poor, have economic and family problems (such as the separation from his wife), is still fighting against all the adversities, and against the world, to support his family, which is formed by two people: his son (a very small child who doesn’t understand very well all the problems that are going on, and who doesn’t know all the things that his father is doing for him to be happy) and himself.
Chris Gardner is a man whose job cosists on sell ” bone density scanners” to hospitals and individuals. This scanners are not the best thing in the market, so for hospitals it is an unnecessary expense, and is for this that he doesn’t earn enought money.
The owner of the house, where Gardner and his son live, throws them out of it because Gardner can’t pay the rent. They are forced to ask for protection in care homes, and also, one day they have no choice, they sleep in some public toilets of the underground. Against the misfortune that they are living, Gardner still fighting to support her son and to show him all the love that he has got.
After looking for a job , Chris manages do a very difficult course of six months to work in a prestigious company , competing against people who have many more hours than he have to do the same job.
Finally his efforts are compensated. In the place where he was doing the course he is hired as a stockbroker . Thanks of this job, Chris Garned and Christopher will live a normal and happy life together.
The two main actors of the film are Will Smith ( as Chris Gardner) and his son, Jaden Smith (as Christopher). It is directed by Gabriele Muccino.
In my opinion, Christopher Gardner is a good example that we can not be defeated by adversity and we must invest time and effort in the pursuit of our dreams and targets.
I think the most special thing of the film is the fact that it is based on a true story. This, makes us think about our lives and how we react to the problems. As bad as our situation may seem, we must remember that there are people in the world who are in a worse situation than ours, so we can’t make a drama of every trifle that we have.
I really like this film, I have seen it a lot of times. I know that it is a bit sad, but I think the end is fantastic, and it teaches us many things.
For me, this is one of the best films in which Will Smith have acted.
Natalia Valera Iniesta