35. From Real to Reel

Many a times in life we come across people who stand up against all odds & achieve things which inspire a generation ,these things they achieve come from extreme suffering ,hardship,insults & distress.

Not everyone have the will to overcome all these but there will be some who breakdown at times yet come out successful.

The chronicles of these REAL people to REEL cinema will serve as an inspiration when we recount their struggles in life that make them such great personalities.

PLOT : " The true inspirational story of entrepreneur Chris Gardner. "



There are only a few films that had such a touching tale ,"The Pursuit of Happyness" is one such film.The subtle story telling of this film is so much responsible for the movie's success.

Even though being a emotional drama ,there are few scenes in which you find the lead actors crying it out or having facing melodramatic moments ,this is where the movie stands out.

Gabriele Muccino ,has directed to inspire.His style of expressing has brought out some of the best acting moments in film ,while seeing the film you could never deny the fact that the director along with the scriptwriter are the true captains of the movie.

Without a good combination of director & scriptwriter we cannot be treated to watching good cinema ,this film serves as a testimony for it.

Will Smith as Chris Gardner has lived the role ,he gets into the skin of the character he's playing ,all his films illustrate that fact.I could not think of any other person enacting this role after watching his perfomance.

Its too bad that a lot of good films came up in that year which eventually earned him just the Academy award nomination for Best Actor ,hope he gets that award soon.

Will Smith's son Jaden Smith as Chris Gardner's son in the film was another feather in the cap ,he has justified his role with some superb performances.His dad can be damn proud of him.

Adults especially parents whilst watching this movie can feel a sense of Deja vu ,they could easily relate their struggles with certain scenes in the film.

Dialogues also are a perfect sync ,the way Will Smith answers his son's queries are so good that you cannot deny the facts in them.His attempts at marketing in his office are also an honest portrayl of a sales person's life.

An autobigraphical work to a film is no easy work ,certain films while doing this transition loose track but this film captures the true spirit of Chris Gardner's hardships with realistic moments.

For inspiration in our life ,we look up to certain people.Here is a one such person's life justifiably made from REAL life TO REEL cinema.

  • Writer : Steve Conard based on Chris Gardner's memoirs written by himself & Quincey Troupe.
  • Rating : "PG" for some smoking scenes & harsh languauge.
P.S : " The homeless people who worked as extras received a full day's pay at minimum wage ($8.62/hr) and free catered meals.For some it was the first money they'd made in a while. "

17 comments:

Babli said...

I am a big fan of Will Smith as his acting is extremely superb and natural. Last movie I saw was "SEVEN POUNDS" about 3 months before. Thanks for giving a wonderful review and I shall watch this movie soon.

Rajlakshmi said...

I loved this movie... so realistic it was... and Willsmith was brilliant...

chitz said...

one of my all time favourites..even i believe will smith should have got the academy award..

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ Babli

Watch it & give ur feedback:)

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ Rajlakshmi

yeah very realistic yaar ,couldn't deny that fact at all..

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ chitz

tough luck for him coz lots of actors were up that year with brilliant performances ...

Madhu said...

i love will smith. I saw him first during in the hit siticom "the Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air" He was adorable. The above film is one of my eternal fav'z alongside with independence day and seven pounds...

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ Madhu

Will Smith has never set a foot wrong in years ,lets hope he continues with his form :)

C. M. Dobson said...

I lloovveed this movie. Will Smith made me cry at the end! It was so touching.

Bikram Singh Bathh said...

I think I should check out this film, heard a lot about it, Ppl say Will Smith deserved an Academy award for this performance

Cheers!

HaRy!! said...

kadaisiya i saw only 7£s... will have to watch this.. romba nandri sare!

blueapple said...

vey interesting!
reviews well written..
i dont know from which link i came here,but enjoyed reading most of the reviews you have written and esp the categories made..
well done!

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ C. M. Dobson

Likewise ,i was touched by his acting :)

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ Bikram Singh Bathh

He deserved the award bot others were even better that year ....

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ HaRy!!

Yet to see 7pounds ,will watch it soon :)

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ blueapple

Ur comments are flatterng yaar ,thanks for dropping by..

Drop by often...

CutePriya said...

Thanks for the nice review and that brief overview...sounds really interesting and now I can't wait to watch this one on screen :)

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