Imagine waking up every morning not know how you are going to find the money for the past 3 months rent. With a wife who works double shifts everyday just for food, and a child who has to go to cheap, unlearning daycare. Eventually, someone in the family will not be happy and will leave. Now you’re a single parent, with no money, and a child to support. Now we all know that u can always imagine but can you believe that this really happened to someone. The Pursuit of Happiness is a moving, true-life story of a single dad who went from living on the streets to owning his own company.
Set in the 1980’s in San Francisco, the film shows the hard times and slow but great comeback of Chris Gardner, who suddenly became single salesman who had to take care of his son. But he soon finds that providing for the two of them is a challenge in the increasingly unstable economic. He struggles to work his way from an unpaid internship at Dean Witter to something better, even as life keeps giving him setbacks. The Pursuit of Happyness is my favorite movie because of the gender roles/race, exciting plot, and its great quotes and lessons.
The first reason that The Pursuit of Happyness is a great is its exciting plot. The movie begins with a family that doesn’t know how to keep up with the rent and grocery. On top of that there is only one income coming in, the mothers, because Chris Gardner is a salesman who cant seem to sell anything. To begin, this exciting plot starts at the beginning of the movie when Chris Gardner calls home after another day of unsuccessful sales, to tell his wife he was sorry he wasn’t able to pick up Christopher, there son, after daycare.
After he tells his wife, Linda, he didn’t make any money today Linda decides and tells him that she’s moving out with Christopher. With haste Chris tells Linda that she can leave but his son has to stay with him. But it was too late when he got home is wife had already packed up and Christopher was gone. The next day he does get his son and they stay to together. This part of the movie was kind of sad but it brought excitement when he did get his son back. Another example of this kind of excitement was