“The Pursuit of Happyness” film review (by Alice P., 3ème B)


I chose The Pursuit of Happyness because it’s a very good film. I love lots of films but this one is very touching.

The Pursuit of Happyness is a dramatic film and sometimes it’s funny too. It deals with poverty in a family and happiness in life. It was directed by Gabriele Muccino. The principal actors are the father and the son, Will and Jaden Smith. It was released on 15th December, 2006 in the USA and on 31st January, 2007 in France.

This movie is based on a true story. It’s about the life of Chris Gardner. Chris Gardner, played by Will Smith, is a salesman. He invests his savings in scanners and he has to sell them for a living for himself and his family, but it’s very hard. His wife, Linda, played by Thandie Newton, is tired of their financial problems, so she leaves him. Jaden Smith, in the role of Christopher, is the son of Gardner. Chris keeps Christopher and tries to survive with him. We can see how much life is difficult but if we really want something, we have to do everything to succeed and to reach our goals.

I like Jaden’s performance because he’s 5 years old and he is so cute and funny. He is an innocent child so he doesn’t understand what is happening. The performance of Will Smith is excellent too because he shows us the sadness of the situation and the perseverance of his character is really good.

I like this film, I recommend it.

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