Analysis Of The Pursuit Of Happyness

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“That maybe happiness is something that we can only pursue and maybe we can actually never have it,” as Chris Gardner once said. ”The pursuit of happyness,” directed by Gabriele Muccino and released in 2008 is a movie based on the story of Chris Gardner, a man who loses everything, but eventually gains everything. In the movie, he is a hard-working, caring and loving father, who struggles financially to provide for his son. This causes life to become tough; however, Muccino illustrates to find the good in bad situations.

Chris (played by Will Smith) is put overnight in jail due to parking tickets, which reveals the realism about his tough life. However, instead of giving up he represents himself by showing determination to make it to the
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Movie critic , Steven Rea commented,“The relationship between Chris and his diminutive namesake is at the core of the film - the determination to be there for his son, no matter what; the mentoring, the pair's goofy, lovely banter. And Smith and his bright-eyed boy pull it off brilliantly.” The sadness and sympathy in the movie makes up for the happy ending.

When Chris and his son get evicted his is forced to live on the streets. Chris reaches in his inner childish imagination for his son. He says, “We got to find a cave to be safe,” This makes the situation they are in better. He mentions the bathroom as a cave so his son did not ask why they are sleeping there that night. While laying on the bathroom floor with his son asleep in his lap Chris starts to cry. The somber music appeals to the viewers sympathy for him. Therefore, Chris definitely knows how to make the best of things for his son.

In the movie “The Pursuit of Happyness,” The character Chris shows determination to make bad situations more of what they actually are. The director conveys many messages throughout this film; however, seeing the good in bad situations is the moral of the

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