History YMMV / ThePursuitOfHappyness

29th Oct '16 3:58:07 AM axle-k89
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* TearJerker: Be prepared for the overwhelming urge to call your Daddy and tell him how much you love him.

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* TearJerker: Be prepared for the overwhelming urge to call your Daddy and tell him how much you love him.him.
* TheWoobie: ''Chris''. The sheer struggle he has to endure over the course of the film (OK, some of it was his own fault through investing his life savings in the bone density scanners) is enough to make anyone feel sorry for him, which is made much worse when he and Christopher are left homeless and destitute and Chris hides this as much as possible not just from the people at Dean Witter, but also from Christopher.
** Christopher too. For many of the same reasons as his father. He even asks Chris at one point if Linda left because of him, which is enough to make anyone want to hug him. And then there's the scene where he loses his Captain America action figure and Chris shouts at him because they need to get to the homeless shelter.
6th Mar '16 9:59:14 AM nombretomado
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* HilariousInHindsight: The CaptainAmerica doll is one of these when you find out that WillSmith was at one point the top choice to play him in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger''.
* TearJerker: Be prepared for the overwhelming urge to call your Daddy and tell him how much you love him.

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* HilariousInHindsight: The CaptainAmerica ComicBook/CaptainAmerica doll is one of these when you find out that WillSmith Creator/WillSmith was at one point the top choice to play him in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger''.
* TearJerker: Be prepared for the overwhelming urge to call your Daddy and tell him how much you love him.
15th Feb '15 6:22:34 PM MagBas
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* {{Glurge}}: A man, who is presented as moral, sees happiness in making money as a stock broker, studies at it with a high potential chance of failure for no money, and is willing to sacrifice his own son's well-being in order to do so. Also, because of this, it comes across as capitalist propaganda justifying the wealth gaps between rich and poor. If you're poor, [[UnfortunateImplications it's because you didn't work as hard as Gardner did]].

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* {{Glurge}}: A man, who is presented as moral, sees happiness in making money as a stock broker, studies at it with a high potential chance of failure for no money, and is willing to sacrifice his own son's well-being in order to do so. Also, because of this, it comes across as capitalist propaganda justifying the wealth gaps between rich and poor. If you're poor, [[UnfortunateImplications it's because you didn't work as hard as Gardner did]].did.
5th Apr '14 12:25:17 PM erforce
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* {{Alternative Character Interpretation}} - Is Gardner a righteous, determined and selfless father, or is he a selfish, childish man severely out of touch with reality?

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* {{Alternative Character Interpretation}} - AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Is Gardner a righteous, determined and selfless father, or is he a selfish, childish man severely out of touch with reality?



* {{Glurge}} - A man, who is presented as moral, sees happiness in making money as a stock broker, studies at it with a high potential chance of failure for no money, and is willing to sacrifice his own son's well-being in order to do so. Also, because of this, it comes across as capitalist propaganda justifying the wealth gaps between rich and poor. If you're poor, [[UnfortunateImplications it's because you didn't work as hard as Gardner did]].
* SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments
* HilariousInHindsight - The CaptainAmerica doll is one of these when you find out that WillSmith was at one point the top choice to play him in ''CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger''.
* TearJerker - Be prepared for the overwhelming urge to call your Daddy and tell him how much you love him.

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* {{Glurge}} - {{Glurge}}: A man, who is presented as moral, sees happiness in making money as a stock broker, studies at it with a high potential chance of failure for no money, and is willing to sacrifice his own son's well-being in order to do so. Also, because of this, it comes across as capitalist propaganda justifying the wealth gaps between rich and poor. If you're poor, [[UnfortunateImplications it's because you didn't work as hard as Gardner did]].
* SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments
* HilariousInHindsight -
HilariousInHindsight: The CaptainAmerica doll is one of these when you find out that WillSmith was at one point the top choice to play him in ''CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger''.
''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger''.
* TearJerker - TearJerker: Be prepared for the overwhelming urge to call your Daddy and tell him how much you love him.
6th Mar '14 9:55:18 AM Eegah
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** Complicated further by the real Gardner not being nearly as much of a standup guy as the film portrays.
16th Mar '13 3:09:07 AM AidanMclaren
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* {{Glurge}} - A man, who is presented as moral, sees happiness in making money as a stock broker, studies at it with a high potential chance of failure for no money, and is willing to sacrifice his own son's well-being in order to do so. Also, because of this, it comes across as capitalist propaganda justifying the the wealth gaps between rich and poor. If you're poor, [[UnfortunateImplications it's because you didn't work as hard as Gardner did]].

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* {{Glurge}} - A man, who is presented as moral, sees happiness in making money as a stock broker, studies at it with a high potential chance of failure for no money, and is willing to sacrifice his own son's well-being in order to do so. Also, because of this, it comes across as capitalist propaganda justifying the the wealth gaps between rich and poor. If you're poor, [[UnfortunateImplications it's because you didn't work as hard as Gardner did]].
2nd Mar '13 3:29:12 PM AidanMclaren
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* {{Glurge}} - A man, who is presented as a moral man, sees happiness in making money as a stock broker, studies at it with a high potential chance of failure for no money, and is willing to sacrifice his own son's well-being in order to do so. Also, because of this, it comes across as capitalist propaganda justifying the the wealth gaps between rich and poor. If you're poor, [[UnfortunateImplications it's because you didn't work as hard as Gardner did]].

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* {{Glurge}} - A man, who is presented as a moral man, moral, sees happiness in making money as a stock broker, studies at it with a high potential chance of failure for no money, and is willing to sacrifice his own son's well-being in order to do so. Also, because of this, it comes across as capitalist propaganda justifying the the wealth gaps between rich and poor. If you're poor, [[UnfortunateImplications it's because you didn't work as hard as Gardner did]].
2nd Mar '13 3:28:53 PM AidanMclaren
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* {{Glurge}}

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* {{Glurge}}{{Glurge}} - A man, who is presented as a moral man, sees happiness in making money as a stock broker, studies at it with a high potential chance of failure for no money, and is willing to sacrifice his own son's well-being in order to do so. Also, because of this, it comes across as capitalist propaganda justifying the the wealth gaps between rich and poor. If you're poor, [[UnfortunateImplications it's because you didn't work as hard as Gardner did]].
25th Feb '13 3:37:28 PM AidanMclaren
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* {{Glurge}}
31st Dec '12 4:34:42 PM gameragodzilla
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* {{Glurge}} - Gardner is treated as an awesome father who is doing all this unpaid work and study in order for his son to have a better life, despite making his son go through things like sleeping in a subway bathroom in order to pursue his dreams that he had a high chance of failing.
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