The Pursuit of Happyness is a loosely based true story of Chris Gardner,
who found himself down, dirty, and desperate on the streets of
San Francisco---accompanied by his 5-year-old son, Christopher.
This rags-to-riches story, played by Will
Smith, scores high on the inspirational message scale.
It's actually a big dose of sorrow topped
off by some last-minute happiness--and I do mean happiness.
From the trailers, this appears to be a
maudlin tear-jerker with no redemption.
But, as it turns out, this is a well-directed
tale of desperation and determination.
Based on a true story, Will Smith turns
on the charm to protect the one good thing left in his crumbling
The film has its ups and downs, but, in
the end, it's a feel-good movie with plenty of heart.
The movie, Pursuit of Happyness,
is about the struggles of a father raising a son and getting
ahead, despite horrific personal circumstances.
It's the classic rags-to-riches true story
of Christopher Gardner, a self-made millionaire who endured poverty
and homelessness that would have broken the spirit of almost
any other man.
He is now is the chief executive of Gardner,
Rich & Company, a multi-million-dollar brokerage firm with
offices in New York, Chicago, and San Francisco.