History Film / ThePursuitOfHappyness

9th Jun '17 10:13:59 PM nombretomado
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''The Pursuit Of Happyness'' is a 2006 [[TruthInTelevision biographical film]] [[{{Biopic}} based on the life of Chris Gardner]], a [[SelfMadeMan self made millionaire]] played by {{Will Smith}}.

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''The Pursuit Of Happyness'' is a 2006 [[TruthInTelevision biographical film]] [[{{Biopic}} based on the life of Chris Gardner]], a [[SelfMadeMan self made millionaire]] played by {{Will Creator/{{Will Smith}}.
29th Oct '16 12:50:15 PM axle-k89
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* TitleDrop: This line from one of Chris's narrations (which, unlike the title, which gets its incorrect spelling from a daycare mural, spells "happiness" correctly): "It was right then that I started thinking about Thomas Jefferson on the Declaration of Independence and the part about our right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."
29th Oct '16 3:53:55 AM axle-k89
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* HateSink: The film has NoAntagonist, apart from quite possibly the enormous struggle that Chris has to go through over the course of the film in order to give Christopher a good life. So we have Linda, Chris's {{Jerkass}} wife [[ItsAllAboutMe who only seems to think about herself]], offers no support to Chris when he needs it, and [[TakingTheKids threatens to leave and take Christopher with her]]. Understandably, when Chris finds her after that one, he is furious with her and tells her to "get the fuck out of here". Then she leaves for New York, but agrees to leave Christopher with Chris, which is possibly the only decent thing we see her do.
25th Jul '16 9:18:21 AM anonexistentuser
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* BIgApplesauce: Linda moves to New York early on in the film and isn't seen again.

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* BIgApplesauce: BigApplesauce: Linda moves to New York early on in the film and isn't seen again.
13th Mar '16 8:45:06 AM AnotherGuy
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* TitleDrop: A DeletedScene showed graffiti with the misspelled "Happyness". Unfortunately, since it ''was'' deleted, it makes the movie title... strange.
13th Mar '16 8:44:29 AM AnotherGuy
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* TitleDrop: A DeletedScene showed graffiti with the misspelled "Happyness". Unfortunately, since it ''was'' deleted, it makes the movie title... strange.
6th Mar '16 9:59:57 AM nombretomado
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* EmpathyDollShot: Something similar is done with a CaptainAmerica action figure.

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* EmpathyDollShot: Something similar is done with a CaptainAmerica ComicBook/CaptainAmerica action figure.
1st Mar '16 8:20:54 AM Str8taim
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* DaycareNightmare: Gardner has to leave his son at a daycare while he desperately tries to make ends meet for his family. However, he becomes increasingly displeased with the service because the children seem to receive no education at all, have to watch TV the whole day, and a mural outside the daycare spells "Happyness" rather than "Happiness", thus giving us the movie title.
21st Feb '16 7:17:51 AM axle-k89
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** He's also clearly fighting them back [[spoiler:at the end when Frohm informs him he has been accepted as a broker at Dean Witter Reynolds.]]
21st Feb '16 3:46:31 AM axle-k89
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* BIgApplesauce: Linda moves to New York early on in the film and isn't seen again.



* BrilliantButLazy: Deconstructed, Chris is shown to be quite smart and quite a hard worker, but he made a big mistake investing in a mediocre medical device that he had to store and sell himself. It didn't matter how hard he worked, he was stuck with thousands of dollars worth of equipment that he HAD to sell and couldn't, making it seem like he couldn't hold down a job. It wasn't until he sold off the last one he was able to lock down the internship and get a job as a broker.

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* BrilliantButLazy: Deconstructed, Chris is shown to be quite smart and quite a hard worker, but he made a big mistake investing in a mediocre medical device that he had to store and sell himself. It didn't matter how hard he worked, he was stuck with thousands of dollars worth of equipment that he HAD to sell and couldn't, making it seem like he couldn't hold down a job. It wasn't until he sold off the last one that he was able to lock down the internship and get a job as a broker.


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* ManlyTears: Chris sheds these as someone is banging on the locked door of the metro bathroom he and Christopher are forced to sleep in.
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