Wednesday, February 14, 2007

The Pursuit of Happyness

"Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" is one of the most famous phrases in the United States Declaration of Independence. These three aspects are listed among the "unalienable rights" of man.

This is such a wonderful movie! If you haven't seen it, I highly recommend that you do. Will Smith plays Chris Gardner, a father struggling to give his son Christopher (Jaden Smith, Will Smith's son) a better life. Chris, a man who tries to sell a superfluous piece of medical equipment, tries out for an unpaid stockbroker internship with amazing prospects if he succeeds.

Based on a true story, this movie will really tug at your heart strings. The most powerful scene, I believe, is the Dinosaurs in the Subway scene. And if you don't know what the heck I'm talking about--go watch the movie.

Chris Gardner: [about the spelling mistakes in the graffiti of a building] It's not "H-A-P-P-Y-N-E-S-S" Happiness is spelled with an "I" instead of a "Y"
Christopher: Oh, okay. Is "Fuck" spelled right?
Chris Gardner: Um, yes. "Fuck" is spelled right but you shouldn't use that word.
Christopher: Why? What's it mean?
Chris Gardner: It's, um, an adult word used to express anger and, uh, other things. But it's an adult word. It's spelled right, but don't use it.

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