Movie: The Pursuit of Happyness

It’s a movie starring Will Smith, based on the rags-to-riches story of Chris Gardner who is currently a multi-millionaire. Note the deliberate misspelling of the word “happiness”.

It was J.’s first visit to The Cathay, situating at the site of the old Cathay Building at Dhoby Ghaut. The cinema had comfortable seats with sufficient leg room… very nice. The mall itself wasn’t shabby, either, though considering J. and Ly arrived at around 2210hrs, practically all the shops were closed. One nice touch were all the humorous pictures (with punchlines) scattered throughout.

Enough about the place, on to the movie. It was a feel-good, inspirational movie. A little draggy at bits, but fairly touching. Will Smith did a great job on the acting and his son (real-life and reel-life) Jaden Christopher Syre Smith was adorable.

J. found the inconsequential bits (that others might have found irritating) entertaining. Bits like the hobo who thinks that a portable bone-density scanner is a time machine.

The Chris Gardner in the story was a little too perfect, though. But hey, everyone loves a hard-luck story. J. certainly didn’t mind.

J.’s no film critic, so he goes by the overall feel (which might have been influenced by the comfortable seating) and gives it a thumbs up. He enjoyed his trip to the cinema to watch the film.

A useful website to get “meta-analyses” of movies is at Rotten Tomatoes. Here’s the one for The Pursuit of Happyness.

P.S. The hazelnut hot chocolate at Starbucks is lip-smackingly good, especially with cinnamon and nutmeg powder. Ly says that it would have tasted better with whipped cream added.

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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by P on March 7, 2007 at 7:03 pm

    Will Smith is one of my fav actors! I think he is a true hero…

    Reply

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