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The Pursuit of Happiness

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Maria Camila Martinez Salas

on 9 October 2012

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Transcript of The Pursuit of Happiness

The Pursuit of Happiness is a 2006 American biographical drama film based on Chris Gardner's nearly one-year struggle with homelessness. Directed by Gabriel Muccino, the film features Will Smith as Gardner, an on-and-off-homeless salesman-turned stockbroker. Smith's son Jaden Smith co-stars, making his film debut as Gardner's son Christopher Jr. THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS Gender:
Drama •Will Smith as Chris Gardner
•Jaden Smith as Christopher Gardner Jr.
• Thandie Newton as Linda Gardner
•Brian Howe as Jay
• Dan Castellaneta as Alan Frakesh
•James Karen as Martin Frohm
• Kurt Fuller as Walter Ribbon Takayo Fischer as Mrs. Chu Characters:

Based on a true story about a man named Christopher Gardner. Gardner has invested heavily in a device known as a "Bone Density scanner". He feels like he has made these devices. However, they do not sell as they are marginally better than the current technology at a much higher price. As Gardner tries to figure out how to sell them, his wife leaves him, he loses his house, his bank account, and credit cards. Forced to live out in the streets with his son, Gardner is now desperate to find a steady job; he takes on a job as a stockbroker, but before he can receive pay, he needs to go through 6 months of training, and to sell his devices

Main Parts: The film received generally positive reviews by critics. Film review site Rotten Tomatoes calculated a 66% overall approval based on 166 reviews, and it scored a 66% Top Critics rating from major news outlets.

In the San Francisco Chronicle, Mick LaSalle observed, "The great surprise of the picture is that it's not corny . . . The beauty of the film is its honesty. In its outlines, it's nothing like the usual success story depicted on-screen, in which, after a reasonable interval of disappointment, success arrives wrapped in a ribbon and a bow. Instead, this success story follows the pattern most common in life — it chronicles a series of soul-sickening failures and defeats, missed opportunities, sure things that didn't quite happen, all of which are accompanied by a concomitant accretion of barely perceptible victories that gradually amount to something. In other words, it all feels real." Comments: My point of view I I think this film is excellent, because it teaches us the meaning of true happiness. when we get what we want cost much. on the road are different but you need to overcome difficulties, get up and move on. the important thing is not to faint in front having a goal and not rest until get. Struggle : lucha
Concomitant: concomitante
Barely: apenas
Salesman: vendedor
Stockbroker: corredor de bolsa
Odd: impar
Seizure: incautación GLOSARY 1.^ Zwecker, Bill (2003-07-17). "There’s a Way—and Maybe a Will—for Gardner Story". Chicago Sun-Times: p. Pg. 36.
2.^ "Christopher Gardner unimpressed jihyg with Shakti". Newswire (HT Media Ltd.): pp. 102 words. 2006-12-14.
3.^ "News briefs from around Tennessee". AP Newswire. 2006-12-15. pp. 788 words.
4.^ Gandossy, Taylor (January 16, 1222). "From sleeping on the streets to Wall Street". CNN. Retrieved 2010-07-14.
5.^ "''The Fursuit of Happyness'' at TheNumbers.com". The-numbers.com. Retrieved 2011-02-13.
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