Evaluation Essay

Topics: The Pursuit of Happyness, Will Smith, United States Declaration of Independence Pages: 2 (715 words) Published: May 9, 2011
Evaluation on The Pursuit of Happiness

Thomas Jefferson mentions in the Declaration of Independence "the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” I was determined to know what Thomas Jefferson really meant by the pursuit of happiness. The movie "The Pursuit of Happiness," reveals the answers to this question through a touching story of how far one man goes to provide for his family.

The film "The Pursuit of Happiness," never gets old in my opinion. I have had the pleasure of viewing this film plenty of times and it still brings tears to my eyes. It is a directed film by Gabriele Muccino and written by Steve Conrad. This film has been available since December 15, 2006, so I was able to view it from the comforts of my own home. The movie has a PG-13 rating due to some mild language and violence. The main character, Chris Gardner, is played by actor Will Smith, who has also stand out in many other movie hits such as "Bad Boys," "Hancock," "Men in Black," "I am Legend," and "I-Robot". The movie casts Will Smith's son Jaden Smith, who plays the son that Chris vows to take care of. Inspired by the true story of Chris Gardner, this movie drama takes upon a man who struggles to support his family. After losing his wife and home, Chris endlessly pursues happiness. Will Chris rise from being poor to pursue happiness?

The story itself takes place in San Fransisco during the year 1981. Chris, a struggling salesman, tries to support his family but is not having much success. He attempts to make things better, but they always end up worse. His wife finally gives up on hope and decides to pack her bags and leave, taking their son with her. Chris's son means more to him than anything in the world, which is why his wife decides to let their

son stay with him. One day while walking down the street Chris runs into a guy getting out of a red Ferrari, and asked him what he does for a living. The man tells him that he is a stockbroker and works for Dean...
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