Friday, 26 February 2010

Pursuit of Happyness

     Buti na lang wala akong magawa kanina kaya napanood ko itong movie na 'to. Though 2006 film siya, okay lang kasi napakainspiring ng movie. Meant ata talaga na mapanuod ko itong movie na to 'coz napadaan lang naman talaga ako sa venue ng movie and I found the title interesting so I have instantly decided to enter that room and watched the movie. Another thing, I thought nagkamali yung organizer ng event sa spelling ng happiness 'coz it was spelled out as "Happyness". Yun pala ganun talaga ang title.

     Well, this is a story of a man who has been jobless when he sold their family business. Dahil din dun kaya naging bitter sa kanya ang asawa niya na nagcause ng paghihiwalay nila.Their simple lifestyle became difficult that really affect their son. Naging tahimik yung bata. Hindi nakikipagkaibigan. Chris Gardner (portrayed by Will Smith) sent his son to a school where, I think, taught not just academic aspect but also relationship integration.But nothing changed with his son's social life.

     Chris is always hunting jobs wherever and whatever company who he thinks hires. Lagi niya dala-dala yung natitirang machine na dati nilang business. Ayaw niyang mawala sa kanya yun kasi yun na lang ang natitirang alaala niya sa magandang pamilya niya noon. 

     Until he found the Dean Witter Reynolds Company. They are looking for stockbroker. Well, Chris is undeniably intelligent. He could actually solved the Rubik's Cube which was a craze during that time that even employees of Dean Witter was also trying to solved the puzzle. He passed an application form,  was interviewed (the directors where amazed in his answers although he wore not business attire but a construction suit with pints of paints in his body), was hired, and sincerely do his job. He was able to get the attention of the CEO of a company (I forgot the name).

     But, he was also a homeless single dad. They were sent to a place where people who lived there were those that have no homes to lived at. He always run every time sun is setting down because that free condominium can only be occupied by those who came in first.

     Problem after problem. This was the life of Chris Gardner. Lost his wife and the love, wasn't able to paid the rent so was kicked out of it, then jailed for a day. Whoo (sigh). Fortunately, he was a strong man. He was able to win in all of those challenges in his life. His son was his inspiration. After all of his struggles, he was able to stand and walked confidently in his own company.

     This only shows that problems are just challenges that will test our capability to handle these things. Having a lot of problems doesn't mean you are a loser. Facing it bravely considers you a winner. It is not about losing a battle but rather standing up in a losing battle. We should be thankful in having these 'coz these moments will let us realize everything that we are unconscious of about life. These things are actually spices of life that will enable us to see the good side of a controvert part of life. I Remember this line from Chris and really marked in my mind!, "You got a dream... You gotta protect it. People can't do somethin' themselves, they wanna tell you you can't do it. If you want somethin', go get it."


My Favorite Lines
I met my father for the first time when I was 28 years old. I made up my mind that when I had children, my children were going to know who their father was. 

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. And I remember thinking how did he know to put the pursuit part in there? That maybe happiness is something that we can only pursue and maybe we can actually never have it. No matter what. How did he know that? 

The important thing about that freedom train, is it's got to climb mountains. We ALL have to climb mountains, you know. Mountains that go way up high, and mountains that go deep and low. Yes, we know what those mountains are here at Glide. We sing about them.



3 comments:

Dante said...

good thing you watched this coz it's one of my highly recommended films back in 2007. mahilig din akong mag-review ng films and in case you haven't read it yet, you can find it somewhere under label "reviews" posted on oct 07 (title: happy pursuing).

main thing is, i'm happy that as a teen-ager, you can appreciate such a sensible movie. not so common for your age who usually go for the slambang cgi-enhanced films. kudos to you kid.

atenista said...

there's no y in happiness...

sana na naintindihan mo iun movie noh kasi isa ito sa mga highlight ng movie..

anthony said...

atenista: e di ba with y ung title! di kita magets. napanood mo ba ung movie???