The Pursuit of Happyness
The Pursuit of Happyness is an American film from 2006

The Pursuit of Happyness is a film based on the main character, Chris Gardner, and his struggle with homelessness. His job is selling bone-density scanners to doctors. Unfortunately the sale of scanners goes badly which financially crushes the family. In result of that his wife, Linda, leaves with their son, Christopher, and moves to New York. Later, when Chris is at work trying to sell scanners, he meets the manager for the company Dean Witter and impresses him with solving a Rubik’s cube during a short cab ride. But Chris didn’t have enough money to pay for the cab ride, so he flees away from the cab driver into a subway station, and loses a bone scanner during the runaway. This new relationship with the Dean Witter manager earns him the chance to become an intern stockbroker. He gets a place to live and is wealthier than earlier. But one day Chris found out he had many unpaid taxes. This led to homelessness again, and Chris and his son needed to stay at a bathroom on a subway station for a while. Later Chris finds a Church that helped single mothers and fathers and stays there for some time. One day he found his lost bone scanner and repairs it. As a result of the hard work and fighting for survival he was offered a position that 19 competitors were fighting for. Chris Gardner became successful.

This film presents one of the American values in a good way. Individualism. Chris Gardner starts with being homeless and ends up having a great job and a good life, all because of his individual working and struggling. The Pursuit of Happyness is a film that shows us life for many American citizens. To be poor, to struggle every day, but to keep believing that one day things will change.

The message of this film is of course individualism and to never give in.

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