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Pursuit of Happyness


I saw this movie a long time ago but it was so inspirational that I had to post about it. A very simple story with a very strong message to never give up on our dreams and work towards what we want to be. One of the things that makes it so emotional is the father-son bond showcased in the film which is shown to be very strong (and made me appreciate how much my family has done for me) . This shows how much our family does for us and that we should go out of our way to appreciate our parents who work 9-5 to ensure we get a good education.

The most important theme of this movie however is to work hard to achieve our goals and never give up no matter how tough things may seem. The main character Chris gardener encounters many problems from losing his wife to having to raise his son by himself and struggle to find a good job. Still, he pursues his dreams with tenacity and despite the pressure, he still keeps his goal in mind, even while sleeping on the streets he pursues his training diligently and does all he can to ensure that he becomes a successful businessman.

We even see that at times he wants to give up, to break down and cry, but he does not give up and continues his struggle. This emotional and inspiring movie inspired me to work towards my dreams with greater rigour and I hope it inspires you the reader to do the same. However tough the present may seem, every cloud has a silver lining. Thanks and have a good day :).

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I remember watching this movie as a kid and loving it. However, I do feel there is a valid critique of it as well. The movie glorifies the struggle of a Black man who against all odds achieves success and thereby implicitly reinforces the fierce capitalistic notion that anyone can succeed if they just work hard enough. However, even in USA some communities and individuals face systemic hindrances towards success which might be too great to overcome and this movie somewhat diminishes or invalidates their experience

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while i completely agree with you that some systematic hinderances are too great for commnities to overcome, I feel that having even a little hope especially during such trying times is important which this movie aims to provide.Thanks for sharing your thoughts

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This movie is my all time favorite and it always gives me hope. It really helped me to look at life through a completely new perspective: a perspective of hope! Also, the message this movie gives is so powerful that one must remain determined and resilient towards one's goals and ambitions.

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a very powerful message .Thanks for giving your opinion

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It is indeed one of the most inspirational movies and shows that how every human being can attain their goals if they are determined and desperate enough for them. Me when Chris Gardner was accepted in the last interview: "I am not crying, you are crying" :')

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Very emotional scene ,great writing.Thanks for your opinion

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It is one of the finest movie of all time, depicting that one should never give up despite all the difficulties of life and also portrays that indeed hard work pays off.

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Such a refreshing read! Especially in gloomy times such as Covid-19, when life seems to be paused, it is so important to look at the silver lining in order to maintain a positive attitude!

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