Sunday, April 01, 2007

The Pursuit of Happyness Review: There’s a Y instead of an I

I happen to see the poster in the newspaper about the release of this movie. First, I passed it off to be another so called inspired from true story but really no substance in it. But, after many a word of mouth, I happen to see this lovely, touching and of course inspiring movie – The Pursuit of Happyness.


The movie revolves around Chris Gardner’s personal struggle of establishing himself as a stockbroker while managing fatherhood and homelessness. The movie is beautifully made with some moving scenes like the times when Chris doesn’t have a place to stay or when he’s given the offer for a job he wanted badly. The movie is about a wholehearted attempt to reach the goals with rising every time you fall until you attain it – what we call Perseverance; Chris knows it as a way of life!!! The way the story is narrated in “Parts” is also interesting. This is a superb performance from Will Smith which will make you identify with the crisis he is going through. The character of Chris is really heartwarming – there’s no anger in him even after his lost childhood and wants his son to get what he never got. The dialogue between Chris and his son is very inspiring – especially when he tells his son about being determined on what to get in life and just go after it.

Though, sometimes the Real Story" is a bit hard to believe - particularly the character of Chris. You would want the character to be more real and eventually how it matures. But sadly that’s not focused.

Ending Note: Chris goes in the pursuit of happiness and finally finds it with a job. But is it about linking your happiness to an event? So what’s stopping you from being happy? As Leo Tolstoy said: “If you want to be Happy. Be.” That’s the reason happiness is spelt with an I and not a Y. Cause the answers to the Y lies with the I.

happy,
Neo

6 comments:

RC said...

it looks like in the end, you had some similar thoughts as i did...

the thematic concepts of happiness is it's weakest part...and it's unfortunate that it's weakness is so central.

--RC of strangeculture.blogspot.com

Gaizabonts said...

I am still a bit sceptical - but will watch it - if it comes my way :)

Prashant Karkera said...

Need to check out the movie:)

Hiren Metalia said...

dude ... i wasnt sure whether or not to see the movie ... have it handy though ... will check it out for sure now after your review .... and yep i didnt knew u were such a passionate blogger ... its nice to know that Neo :) !!!

Jolvin said...

This is a good movie - especially Will Smith and his son Christopher.

Cecilia said...

I watched this one..really inspiring..a lll xad too yet the final outcome made it worth it:)more like a fairytale being portrayed as harsh reality..