Pursuit of HappYness – Movie Review

Been a very long time since I thought about a movie as much as I thought about thee movie “pursuit of happyness” .. Read the review here a few days back and I had decided by then, whatever happens I have to see this movie. Finally got a chance to see it last weekend.
My advise to you is, if you still haven’t seen it .. please get off your seat and go buy the ticket now. Its a total eye opener, and although I can’t relate to the character as much as Poorna did ( read the review ) .. but its still a story that touched my heart.
You really can’t ask for anything more from a movie, its not an entertainer .. its not a goody goody feeling movie .. its a movie that makes you think about how hard some people have to struggle to get the things in life that some of us just take granted. For me , it now ranks amongst my favourite fighter movies of all time .. Cinderella Man was another such movie and this one beats Cinderella Man in terms if sheer emotion and simplicity of theme and depiction of reality.

Favourite Scene ->
The one with Will Smith holding on to the door of the subway bathroom so that no one can open it to disturb his kid’s sleep because they didn’t have any other place to sleep in.
Favourite Lines ->
1. Will Smith to a guy who has just parked his sexy car right in front of him : “Dude, i have got two questions for you .. What do you do ?? and how do you do it ? ”
2. Interviewer to Will Smith when he walked in to the stock-broker intern interview wearing jeans and a vest with a jacket -> “What would you say if I gave the job to a guy who walks into a interview without his shirt” , Will Smith : “Nice pants πŸ™‚ ”

My Verdict -> Awesome .. awesome .. awesome !!

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18 responses to “Pursuit of HappYness – Movie Review

  1. cool that you liked it πŸ™‚ and definitely those two lines are extremely good. my line that keeps ringing in my head ‘.. how did the founding fathers know to put pursuit of happiness in the constitution…’ or something on similar lines.

    anyways have to see cinderella man now. havent seen it yet 😦

  2. hmm.. will need to see it …

    by the way where were you over the weekend ?? was in bangy and called you, there was no reply…
    you still in bangalore na ?

  3. yeah the ‘nice pants’ answer was the high point of the movie for me πŸ˜€

  4. Hey i saw it last weekend too.. and loved it. will smith had to actually act for a change πŸ™‚ and the kid was so endearing. he’s got so much talent!

  5. M

    Saw the movie last night and totally loved it. One the nicest movies I have seen recently. And yes agree with you on the favorite scene and lines too πŸ™‚

  6. @Kopos ,
    you got to see Cinderella man .. its amazing πŸ™‚

    @Kunal ,
    I was in Bangy .. I don’t remember getting a call from you .. you do have my correct number .. right ?

    mythalez ,
    yeah .. smart answer πŸ™‚

    @Sreejith ,
    Hey .. Will Smith is a good actor πŸ˜› .. remember iRobot .. the robot seemed like a better actor πŸ˜€

    @M,
    thanx for dropping by .. Agree with you .. it really is one of the nicest movies in the recent past πŸ™‚

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  10. Asheesh

    Totally agree with you ..
    In addition to the Scenes mentioned by you I liked The scene where Will smith is offered the Stock Broker’s position towards the end of the movie …Will Smith was just Brilliant throughout.

  11. Hey dear, your review really jitters me to watch the movie..and i make sure of it…
    nicely conveyed..
    take care…

  12. @Asheesh ,
    yeah .. that one was good too .. amazing act by Will smith πŸ™‚

    @Shruti ,
    If you still haven’t seen it, then you really got to see it .. its one of the best fighter movies.

  13. Wow! That’s a nice review.

  14. Supriya

    Yes i totally agree with u! one of the best movies i have ever seen and definitely one that inspires u! and it was even better coz Will Smith’s son, Jaden was in the movie… The chemistry between dad and son was great πŸ™‚ Beautiful movie!

  15. @Janna ,
    thnaks .. πŸ™‚

    @Supriya ,
    yeah .. it sure is nice movie .. remember the possibly and probably scene ?? it was also amazing πŸ˜€

  16. j

    did you do any follow up research on it ?
    right at the end the guy on whom the movie is based makes a walk by appearence..and the movie isnt true to the real story

    gardners story was spread over a longer time

  17. i can see a lot of movie reviews on the internet and i usually buy dvd movies with great reviews *.*

  18. bestelkado-1

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