søndag 7. juni 2009

The Pursuit of HappYness

Last night I ended up watching the film "The Pursuit of Happyness" where the father and son in real life, Will Smith and Jaden Smith, played together in the same film.

The film is inspired/half based by/on a true story, about Chris Gardner, based in San Franscisco in 1981. Christopher Gardner is a struggling salesman and what he's trying to sell is a "Bone Density scanner". Very few doctors want to buy it, as it's just slightly better than the current technology, but much more expensive. So while he stuggle with selling these machines, his wife leaves him and he has to take care of their son Chistopher Jr on his own. He then comes over a stockbroker internship position at Dean Witter, but this is unfortunately without any payings. He decides to do it, and this internship on the other hand, can lead to a position as a stockbroker, but there's only one out of the twenty candidates who get it.

He and his son is being kicked out from the appartment as they can't pay, and he and his son has to struggle alot, from living on the streets till maybe being lucky enough to get a room at the hostel for the homeless.

It's a touching story and it's fascinating to see how Chris Gardner made it in the end. He's now a selfmade millionaire, entrepreneur, motivational speaker and philanthropist.

It's a good film all in all.

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