Monday, January 12, 2009
The Pursuit of Happyness (Columbia 2006)
Special thanks to AOW for this suggestion.
Well, I'm back for another year of conservative movies, and this is a great one to kick the whole thing off! The Pursuit of Happyness starring Will Smith and his son Jaden Smith would make a great movie to rent this weekend if you haven't seen it yet! Here is the review from IMDb...
In 1981, in San Francisco, the smart salesman and family man Chris Gardner invested the family savings in Ostelo National bone-density scanners, an apparatus twice more expensive than x-ray with practically the same resolution. The white elephant financially breaks the family, bringing troubles to the relationship with his wife that leaves him and moves to New York. Without money and wife, but totally committed with his son Christopher, Chris sees the chance to fight for a stockbroker internship position at Dean Witter, disputing for one career in the end of six months training period without any salary with other twenty candidates. Meanwhile, homeless, he has all sorts of difficulties with his son.
When you're watching this movie, put yourself in Chris Gardner's shoes. What would you do? Would you call it quits and take the government check? Pretty tempting, right? Be another victim of those waskilly rich people? Or would you hunker down and be a great example to a loved one and show them that hard work, not government, leads to HAPPYNESS :O) .
Here is the trailer...
"You want something, go get it. Period."