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Saturday, June 14, 2008

SNMR 5.1: "The Pursuit of Happyness"

We'll begin the fifth series of SNMR with "The Pursuit of Happyness", starring Will Smith, Jaden Smith, Thandie Newton, Brian Howe, James Karen and Dan Castellanetta. The film was directed by Gabrielle Muccino. Will Smith was nominated for the Best Actor Oscar in 2007 for his role in this film.

PLOT SUMMARY: This film is based on the true story of Chris Gardner's (Will Smith) American dream. His rags to riches rise from virtually homeless to Wall Street legend. The story relays the struggles of Gardner as a salesman and Wall street intern. It is the story of how he loses almost everything but his self confidence and the love of his son Christopher (Jaden Smith).

MY OPINION: This is a very well done feel good story that is at times depressing and uplifting, sometimes both at the same time. The real life father and son relationship of Will and Jaden Smith is evident in their on screen chemistry. With this role Will Smith again ably demonstrates his versatility as an actor in successfully being able to handle dramatic and comedic roles. The script is well written and the directing is smooth throughout. The film is a nice length of 117 minutes. Definitely recommended as a rental and possibly a place in your DVD collection if the price is reasonable. That's how I'm looking at it.

**** out of *****

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5 Comments:

At 16 June, 2008 00:45, Blogger JLee said...

I loved this movie. Very inspiring.

 
At 16 June, 2008 05:58, Blogger DaBich said...

Hubby and I saw this when it came out. A great movie, in my opinion. Will Smith is indeed versatile in the roles he can play well. There were several times I had to wipe away tears.

 
At 16 June, 2008 20:08, Blogger scribe said...

Excellent film.

 
At 16 June, 2008 20:14, Blogger green said...

scribe: that's amazing coming from you, since I believe you referred to Will Smith as a punk a#$$ something or other once upon a time.

 
At 17 June, 2008 18:28, Blogger scribe said...

He is, but he is also beocming one helluvan actor.

 

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