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24/03/07

The Pursuit of Happy-ness

There is no WHY in Happyness, it has to be spelt with an I...

Fair point... why ask questions... let Happiness be with I only...

The thought comes from one of the best movies I have seen of Will Smith, The Pursuit of Happyness... A movie based on the true story of Chris Gardner, who used to sell Bone Marrow Density Scanners and struggled to make ends meet... His wife left him with a 5 year old kid, and there were times when he stayed in shelter homes, and churches, and even the bathrooms of the metro stations in the night..

Determination, and hard work saw him get a job as a broker @ Dean Witter Reynolds, where he worked/got trained as an intern for no salary for 6 months...

During all this time, this guy never let his son down...

Coming to the movie.. Will Smith and his real life and the reel life son Jaden Christopher Syre Smith have done wonders in this movie... The way both of them have played their respective roles, is something that is beyond words for me... Keep it up Smiths...

About the movie experience now... Friday night... thanks to the India Srilanka Cricket match... the theatre did not have a long line... none infact... However, I have a feeling that there would not be any for most of the english movies here... I have not really seen people who are comfortable talking in English... I am assuming the charm for english movies except action would not be much around here either...

So loud strange songs playing in the mall... a decent one though, no lines... and the theatre with two kinds of seats...
Silver : the front three rows with minimal leg room for 120 bucks..
Gold : the rest of the rows with i guess better leg room and seats...

Anyway, there were only about 20 people in the hall with a capacity of over 200 so the movie was a good experience...

Oh, and irrespective of you watching the movie... do check out the links...

9 comments:

  1. I also saw the movie...very inspiring!!

    Loved the line...from Chris to Jr..."Don't let anybody tell you you can't do something....not even me" give and take a few words!!Just awesome!!

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  2. "Don't let anybody tell you, you can't do something...
    Don't let your dream die, go chase it...

    If someone tells you that you cannot do it, thats probably because they could not do it... "


    And that scene where the difference in Probably and Possibly is discussed...

    great again...

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  3. Arre there was "not even me" as well there :)

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  4. loved the movie and it has some really good dig....script was awesome and it was not at all melodramatic as other movies.....

    another one to watch : namesake

    saw it today and its a must watch........tho few things differ from book but in all its a brilliant movie

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  5. @ bhaskar..
    yes i remember now :)

    # deepak...

    i am hitting the theatre once again sometime next week to catch up namesake... i guess i am going to be a movie buff and an avid reader too :)

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  6. really want to see the movie, but these stupid exams are making my life hell. dammit!

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  7. # memyself...
    koi nai... sometime later... but keep it in your list of to dos....

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  8. 'Avid Reader'..... i m impressed to say the least..... better late than never :)

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