Jun 16, 2011

The Pursuit of Happyness


Semalam aku tengok la citer kat TV2..bosan-bosan,and dah boring buka FB,aku tengokla tb jap..Owh,Will Smith and anak dia..kecik g time ni..yela,taun 2006 kan..midnight movie rasanya..layan la jap,sebelum masuk tido..Dah layan,ehh,cam best jer..sedih,and kagum ngan semangat dia..memang citer yang boleh menaikkan semangat..camna susah nak cari keje,nak tanggung anak lagi...sampai kena halau,nak makan pun susah..tapi dia berusaha demi anak dia..anak dia pun kata,"you're a good papa"..Last sekali,pas dah penat usaha dan puas susah,dia akhirnyer berjaya menjadi broker..pastu,menjadi pengasas firma pelaburan...pendek kate,jadi orang kaya la..sungguh kagum pada semangat dia..walo susah camne,kalo demi anak-anak,sume mak bapak sanggup wat ape saje,unless pada yang xlayak di gelar/jadi mak bapak la..

In 1981, in San Francisco, Chris Gardner (Will Smith) invests his family's savings in portable bone-density scanners which he tries to demonstrate and sell to doctors. The investment proves to be a white elephant which financially breaks the family and as a result, his wife Linda (Thandie Newton) leaves him and their son Christopher (Jaden Smith) and moves to New York.
While downtown trying to sell one of his scanners, Chris meets a manager for Dean Witter and impresses him by solving a Rubik's Cube during a short cab ride. Chris does not have enough money for the cab fare and flees the cab driver into a subway station where he barely escapes the cab driver but loses one of his bone scanners in the process. This new relationship with the Dean Witter manager earns him the chance to become an intern-stockbroker.
Despite arriving there unkempt and shabbily dressed due to an emergency, Chris is offered the internship. Chris is further set back when his bank account is garnished by the IRS for unpaid taxes, and he and his young son are evicted. As a result they are homeless, and are forced at one point to stay in a bathroom at a subway station. Motivation drives him to find the Glide Memorial United Methodist Church, which has a homeless shelter primarily for single mothers and their children.
Due to demand for the limited rooms, Chris must frantically race from his internship work early each afternoon in order to land a place in line. Chris finds the bone scanner that he lost in the subway station from a demented man who believes it to be a time machine and it is now damaged, but Chris finally repairs it. Disadvantaged by his limited work hours, and knowing that maximizing his client contacts and profits is the only way to earn the one paid position that he and his 19 competitors are fighting for, Chris develops a number of ways to make phone sales calls more efficiently. He also reaches out to potential high value customers, defying protocol.
One sympathetic prospect takes him and his son to a professional football game. Regardless of Chris's challenges, he never reveals his lowly circumstances to his co-workers, even going so far as to lend one of his bosses five dollars for a cab, a sum he can barely afford.

Concluding his internship, Chris is called into a meeting with his managers. His work has paid off and he is offered the position. Fighting back tears, he rushes to his son's daycare, hugging him. They walk down the street, joking with each other and are passed by a man in a business suit (the real Chris Gardner in a cameo). The epilogue reveals that Chris went on to form his own multi-million dollar brokerage firm.

Will Smith as Chris Gardner
Jaden Smith as Christopher Gardner Jr.
Thandie Newton as Linda Gardner
Brian Howe as Jay Twistle
Dan Castellaneta as Alan Frakesh
James Karen as Martin Frohm
Kurt Fuller as Walter Ribbon
Takayo Fischer as Mrs. Chu

Chris Gardner realized his story had Hollywood potential after an overwhelming national response to an interview he did with 20/20 in January 2002.He published his autobiography on May 23, 2006, and later became an associate producer for the film. The unusual spelling of the film's title comes from a sign Gardner saw when he was homeless. In the film, "happiness" is misspelled (as "happyness") outside the daycare facility Gardner's son attends.

The movie took some liberties with Gardner's true life story. Certain details and events that actually took place over the span of several years were compressed into a relatively short time and although eight-year-old Jaden portrayed Chris Jr. as a five year-old, Gardner's son was just a toddler at the time.

Chris Gardner reportedly thought Smith, an actor best known for his performances in action movies, was miscast to play him. However, he said his daughter Jacintha "set him straight" by saying, "If Smith can play Muhammad Ali, he can play you!"

Gardner makes a cameo appearance in the film, walking past Will and Jaden in the final scene. Gardner and Will acknowledge each other; Will then looks back at Gardner walking away as his son proceeds to tell him knock knock jokes.

**credit to Wikipedia

p/s: aku nanges tengok citer ni..emo dow kalo citer sal anak-anak ni..paling sedih,time dia and anak dia terpaksa tido dalam toilet sebab dah kena halau dari umah sewa..So,bersyukur dengan apa yang kita ade..dan juga usaha tangga kejayaan..

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