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Movie Review: Pursuit of Happyness

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The Pursuit of Happyness came out in 2006 and was nominated for an Academy Award. The movie portrays a struggling salesman, Chris Gardner (Will Smith), living in San Francisco having to grind by just trying to make ends meet. It is obvious in the movie Chris is very intelligent, but when he runs out of luck with his sales work, he decides to make an ambitious, life-changing professional endeavor so that he and his son can have a better life. When watching this movie, the audience can’t help but feel inspired and captivated by this movie, knowing it is based on a true story. Will Smith gives a top-notch, award-winning preformance along with his son, who was just five years old in the making of the Pursuit of Happiness. This movie delivers a powerful emotional connection with everyone who has ever dreamed big, and it gives great motivational quotes like this which was was said by Chris while talking to his son. “You got a dream… You gotta protect it. People can’t do somethin’ themselves, they wanna tell you, you can’t do it. If you want somethin’, go get it. Period.” Towards the end, you will be thrilled to catch a glimpse of the real man behind the story, who is seen walking past Chris and his son across a street, moments before the credits. A story like this is a genuine example of human will and has a great over-coming-the-odds type theme.