Through the innocent eyes of Bruno, the eight-year-old son of the commandant at a German concentration camp, a forbidden friendship with a Jewish boy on the other side of the camp fence has startling and unexpected consequences.
Based on a true story about a man named Christopher Gardner. Gardner has invested heavily in a device known as a "bone density scanner". He feels like he has it made selling these devices. However, they do not sell well as they are marginally better than x-ray at a much higher price. As Gardner works to make ends meet, his wife leaves him and he loses his apartment. Forced to live out in the streets with his son, Gardner continues to sell bone density scanners while concurrently taking on an unpaid internship as a stockbroker, with slim chances for advancement to a paid position. Before he can receive pay, he needs to outshine the competition through 6 months of training, and to sell his devices to stay afloat.Written by
John Wiggins, Alf Fonz
In reality, the Dean Witter training program accepted pretty much everyone who passed the training exam. Still, Gardner scored an impressive 88% on his test. See more »
Chris cashes several checks at a convenience store. Each time the cashier counts out the amount of the check. In reality, the store would charge a fee for cashing the check. See more »
[during the interview room, with Twistle, Frakesh, and Frohm present]
What would you say if man walked in here with no shirt, and I hired him? What would you say?
He must have had on some really nice pants.
See more »
I was involved with one of the first test audiences almost a year ago, and came away quite impressed with the acting performances and heartfelt punch of Pursuit of Happiness. This is easily one of Smith's best films, as he pours his heart and soul into the main character. While the plot may remain a bit transparent, it leaves you asking the question of yourself - how long would you keep battling to get what you really want out of life? I plan on seeing the film again when it releases to the general public, and am very interested to see what changes were made after running it through the test screenings. As I saw it then, it needed very few, if any, changes.
174 of 231 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this