Tuesday, July 15, 2008

The Pursuit of Happyness: movie worth watching

What is happiness? Nobody can give a clear cut definition but you can describe it in countless ways and one of those ways has been used to describe it in the 2006 movie, The Pursuit of Happyness. I just watched the movie today in the morning, in one of the cable television channels. It is based on the true story of a self-made millionaire, entrepreneur, motivational speaker and philanthropist Christopher Paul Gardner. The movie shows how he struggled in his early years with homelessness and divorce and fatherhood, raising his toddler son. Earlier, I watched the trailers and sneak peak of the movie and of-course, the interview of Paul Gardner but could not see the movie because in our country we do not get the latest movies immediately (I am sick and tired of watching pirated versions for they just kill the joy of watching a movie). I must admit that it was a beautiful movie; a movie that will truly motivate you and inspire you. The hero is not a larger than life person or anything. He is just an ordinary guy struggling to get a stable life with his son. I am sure who ever watched the movie could not hold his/her tears. No matter how cliché or how redundant the subject is, pursuing the American dream, we need to see this kind of movie. It reminds us that no matter who you are, where you are and what you are, no matter what your religion and race is if you are ready to work hard and give your honest effort for something you will get it. It may come late but it will come to you. At the end of the day, happiness is just the moment when you receive the thing for which you gave your everything.

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