The Pursuit Of Happyness Movie Analysis

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“The Pursuit of Happyness,” directed by Gabriele Muccino is a film which I found myself greatly admiring. It is inspired by a true story and is about a man named Christopher Gardner who heavily invests his savings into portable bone density scanners, believing that they will be a great success and will support him and his family. However, they do not sell well as they only give a slightly better picture than an x-ray at double the price. This leads to him being extremely financially unstable and so he loses everything; his wife leaves him, he loses his house, bank accounts and credit cards but yet he manages to at least have his young son. After this tragedy, Gardner continues to sell bone density scanners whilst living on the streets and simultaneously taking on an unpaid internship. He aims to become a stockbroker, but there is a poor prospect of a paying position as he needs to outshine his competitors during half a year of training. This film educates its audience about what it takes to be happy. Chris Gardner has an analytical mind, is resourceful and has a lot of self-belief. These characteristics, I believe, helped him survive and achieve his dream of happiness. It can be deduced that he achieved his happiness with both loss and struggle and it was at the time when he was at a payphone while it was raining when his wife Linda tells him that she is leaving and taking Christopher with her. This was when Chris started thinking about Thomas Jefferson and the Declaration

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