Analysis Of The Movie The Pursuit Of Happyness

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How does one achieve a status of pure happiness? Is it having all the money in the world to spend? Is it being able to spend time with friends, family, and loved ones? Is it winning a championship title game? There is no one true answer that could possibly answer this ideal question. However, in the 2006 biographical drama film, The Pursuit of Happyness directed by Gabriele Muccino, happiness is practically non-existent for the case of salesman, Chris Gardner (played by Oscar nominated actor, Will Smith). He struggles to cope with financial stability while raising his five-year-old son, Chris Jr. (played by Jaden Smith, ironically Will 's real life son). Just when things were already difficult enough, Chris and his son face more even …show more content…
Chris Jr. is visibly displeased, but Chris helps his son envision an abandoned train station into Jurassic/prehistoric times with wild dinosaurs everywhere. Chris ' creativity lightens the dark mood and situation they are currently in. Chris Jr. references that a gigantic T-Rex is about to strike havoc kindling Chris to have the idea of finding a safe "cave." Chris takes his son and their few belongings into a "cave", which is the restroom. No words could possibly sum up to extremity of misery and despair on Chris ' face as he tries to comforts his son to sleep somewhat peacefully. For added dramatic effect, someone furiously knocks on the door as Chris continues to shiver with gloom while tears drizzle down Chris ' face. In addition, Chris ' facial expression conveys hints of anger are trapped inside Chris, but he knows he needs to remain resilient to take care of Chris …show more content…
Chris spends his whole life fighting as he continues to be knocked down by countless hardships that make life not worth living for him. However with Chris Jr. at his side, Chris knows that is not an option; this motivates him to strive for big dreams no matter how unconquerable it seems. I see many of Chris ' qualities with my own father. My family and myself may not be stuck in the terrible situations like the one portrayed in the movie, however my father (and my mother) still resembles someone who works his butt off everyday making my life much more easier and enjoyable. After watching the movie while also having a father who reflects these strong qualities, it inspires me to be like these men when I grow older. I realize that life isn 't always going to be smooth sailing. It is how one responds to adversity that truly defines one 's true strength of character. Chris epitomizes this resounding philosophy in the

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