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The Pursuit of Happyness January 25, 2007

Posted by Priyanka Varma in Biography, drama, LAN, Reviews.
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The Pursuit of HappynessI haven’t watched many movies of Will Smith. But was really impressed by his acting talent in ‘Hitch‘…Will Smith in the cast motivated me to watch ‘The Pursuit of Happyness‘ and I was really stunned by his and his son Jaden Smith‘s performance. Will has given his best performance to date but his real-life son, also his reel-life son, in his debut has acted superbly beyond expectations.

Will Smith is on the road to Oscars as he has been nominated for the ‘Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role’ for the movie. I haven’t watched the performances of the other nominees(Nominees for Oscar 2007) but still I personally feel that he should be awarded for his stunning performance. The best part of the movie was exceptional acting by Will, who allows the audience feel every emotion that he goes through, be it sadness, desparation, relief or “happyness“.

The Pursuit of Happyness is a movie inspired by a true story of a homeless single father and his son trying to live their dreams. Will Smith plays Chris Gardener, a salesman struggling to sell bulky scanners to make ends meet for his family. His wife in discontentment splits leaving him and their son Christopher(played by Jaden Smith) to look after themselves. The life becomes difficult – when he loses home, have to sleep in homeless shelters and even in train station bathrooms eventually landing into a non-paying internship in a major stockbroker firm that is very competitive. .With his intelligence and hard work he manages to fulfill his dream of being happy and giving themselves the life they truly deserved, despite all the obstacles.

The storyline doesn’t have anything exceptional – its a rags-to-rich story. The movie basically deals with how people live and survive. Gives an inspiring message – “Follow your dreams with a fierce determination“.

You must watch the movie to admire the perfect performance given by Will Smith and his son Jaden Smith who has also done a natural acting.

Kudos to the performance of the Smiths!!!!