Friday, 5 August 2011

The pursuit of “happyness”

I recommend to all of you a film that I have seen many times, it is called “The pursuit of happyness” and it is based on a true story.It is about the life story of Chris Gadner (starred by Will Smith) who married Linda (starred by Thandie Newton) who was pregnant of their son Christopher at that moment (Jaden Smith).
Chris invested all his money in bone scanners in order to sell them  to doctors and earn enough money for a living. Unfortunately, the business was not successful and they started having economic problems. One day, while Chris was walking downtown trying to sell the machines he passed in front of a big bank and he decided to ask for requirements to work there. He is told that he could enroll in a non-paid training course in which the best student could remain and obtain the job. As he did not earn any money in this training, his financial family problems got worse, as a result his wife left him and his child. He continued trying to sell the bone scanners and studying at the same time with no money in his pockets. But one day, he and his boy were dislodged from the flat where they lived. From then onwards, they slept in many places such as, a public bathroom, in a train station and so on. Luckily, Chris had his recompense, he obtained the job and his life changed completely forever. The title of the film is because of a graffiti on the kindergarten´s wall where his son attended and Chris used to complained about the spelling mistake. I think that this film leaves an important moral: although the obstacles we find in our lives, everything is possible with effort and perseverance.


1 comment:

  1. The Pursuit of Happyness is one of my favourite films ever! Like you, I have seen the movie many times and I never get tired of it. It's a touching story. It shows us that when there is an inner desire to move foward and progress, there is no obstacle that can stops us.