The Pursuit of Happyness

Another “Enlightenment thru Entertainment” Dharma-Inspired Movie Review : 
“The Pursuit of Happyness” in Samsara  

Inspired by real life experiences, “The Pursuit of Happyness” is the moving story of Chris Gardner’s (played by Academy Award nominee Will Smith) rise from rags to riches – an account of how the human spirit of hope and perseverance can conquer the unexpected hurdles of life. Near the opening of the film, we see Chris drop off his son (played by Jayden Christopher Syre Smith) at a day-care centre, as he laments of how the word “happyness” was spelled wrongly on its wall mural. At this point, one wonders the significance of this – both the spelling and how it came to be the title of the novel from which the film was adapted. We shall see…