Pursuit of Happyness was based on the true story of Christopher Gardner portrayed by Will Smith. Will Smith’s son, Jaden Christopher Syre Smith, is also in the film portraying Christopher (the son of Christopher Gardner). The film showed the struggles of Gardner in pursuing his dream. Some of the struggles that Gardner encountered are: homelessness, tax seizure (leaving him with around $20 in his bank account), getting jailed and a lot more. The film may be inspiring but do not be fooled. In order to make this film to have more impact to the audience, Gardner did not receive a stipend in the film for his internship but in reality, he received a stipend worth 1,000 USD monthly.
And Chris Gardner did not really solved the Rubik’s cube in a few minutes. According to Wikipedia, it was just Will Smith’s idea. Obviously, it’s attributed to his fascination with Rubik’s cubes.
Hmmm, just like any other typical Hollywood film. You see, if the film is either from a book or any based on (insert something) type of film, they would usually add some things to give it more spice or drama.
This film may be quite dragging but then, The Good Shepherd has surpassed the tolerance that I’ve set for dragging movies.
Fidelity of the movie on where it was based: 2.5 out of 5
Inspiring Factor: 4.5 out of 5
Dragging Factor: 3 out of 5
Overall Rating: 3.5 out of 5