ethxn🏴☠️’s review published on Letterboxd:
“You got a dream... You gotta protect it. People can't do somethin' themselves, they wanna tell you you can't do it. If you want somethin', go get it. Period.”
This was one of the many films I constantly saw on TV when I was younger, sat down and rewatched it many times, too many times maybe. It’s such a great film though, relatable as all hell. A lot of us have money issues, the struggle is real & I can’t help but feel such satisfaction by the end of this film.
Everyone is on their own pursuit. Security in every aspect of life is being sought by everyone to even begin to feel a sense of happiness. People need the basics to survive & this film truly represents those who are struggling to make ends meet. Will Smith displays one of his best performances I’ve ever seen in this film. He plays Chris Gardner, a hard working father who is trying to sell a new medical based machine to hospitals and clinics across the city. Maybe it was a bad business decision on his part to buy so many units, but you live and learn. That’s what this film is good at, delivering life lessons and an emotional story that I think many can resonate with.
If you haven’t seen it, I highly suggest it.