Movie Review: The Pursuit of Happyness

The Pursuit of Happyness is a spin off of the true story of Christopher Gardner, a man that was self-made in personal wealth and had to deal with the struggles of homelessness while caring for his young son. Will Smith plays the same Chris Gardner but the storyline has been embellished some.
What’s totally inspiring about this movie is that after every hardship that could be thrown at this man, he still fights and stands on his own two feet. This movie, and the fact that the main character was played by the actor behind the “Fresh Prince of Bel-air” was pretty much the deal seller. Will Smith has recently starred in such great flicks such as iRobot and others that there was no doubt this would be the tear-jerker it was.
Yes, I’m man enough to say I couldn’t help myself. The guy was an inspiration to his son. Which by the way, the on-screen son is actually his real son. Takes after daddy I suppose.


Really, the love and emotional inspiration from this movie is hard to break away from. Any man that doesn’t see the tear-jerking reaction from the movie would be an insensitive coot. The story of a man’s struggles with his son, while he tries to make ends meet makes this one of the best films this year. If you haven’t seen it, rent it or buy it. The Pursuit of Happyness (Widescreen Edition) [affiliate] will currently run about twenty dollars.
And what’s twenty dollars to be inspired?
This just goes to show that if all father and son bonding movies were as well done as this one, then most men would have puffy eyes after the movie and be carrying tissues into the theater. If not, then they would probably have to give out some “manly” tissues. You know… the kind that doesn’t come in pink Kleenex boxes.

  • Ugly Naked Guy

    I didn’t like the movie as much as I thought I would. I couldn’t stop wondering why the heck he didn’t apply for public assistence to help him through this rough point in life? I get hung up on things like that and can’t enjoy the movie.

  • I didn’t like the movie as much as I thought I would. I couldn’t stop wondering why the heck he didn’t apply for public assistence to help him through this rough point in life? I get hung up on things like that and can’t enjoy the movie.