Pursuit of Happiness Question?

United States
April 1, 2007 11:24pm CST
Don't get me wrong...I LOVED THIS MOVIE!! It's a MUST SEE!! I bought the dvd yesterday!! However, one question that always concerned my is Why didn't Chris get a part-time job when times were so hard?? His wife worked 2 shifts to make due - he couldn't find another gig to help make ends meet?? I know the movie had to give the abridge version but come on...
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@yvonne1968 (1065)
• United States
5 Apr 07
I watched this last night and i loved it. I have bought the deluxe edition from my local target. I havet watched the extra disks nor listen to the book on CD yet. I think he didnt get a part time job, because he was trying to sell those scanners, and then his other job was looking after his son. When he was doing the internship,he really had a full time job, then looking after his son and trying to sell the machines and with them sleeping on the buss i dont think he really would of had time for another job. I love this movie and cant wait to listen to the book.
• United States
6 Apr 07
I was really referring to prior to the internship and lack of income that frustrated his wife and got them kicked out of the apartment. Please let me know if the book expands on his life. I know the movie is just a capsule and by no means am I criticizing the true story & the man...just soemthing that made me go hmmmm...
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• United States
6 Apr 07
I was really referring to prior to the internship and lack of income that frustrated his wife and got them kicked out of the apartment. Please let me know if the book expands on his life. I know the movie is just a capsule and by no means am I criticizing the true story & the man...just soemthing that made me go hmmmm...
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@asteriskec (1074)
• Philippines
2 Apr 07
I thought about this too but I figured that maybe he felt he couldn't apply because he's always hopeful that he can still sell all of his "machines". Perhaps with all the walking around and offering the item to doctors and other medical professionals, he always didn't have enough time plus he was always bothered by a lot of problems including domestic ones.
• United States
2 Apr 07
True - but when the 1st late rent notice appeared...I'd hope my man would put down his machine and go teach night school or something to help make ends meet. When does family priorities supercede pride and/or common sense??
• Philippines
6 Apr 07
I think it was because he invested too much in the machines and he gets that constant reminder of being failure when he sees them so he wants to get rid of them as soon as possible. And I don't think he would have gotten a better job with his current status. I really loved this movie! Such an inspirational tale. Chris Gardner's the man!
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• United States
10 Apr 07
Well, he actually had a job selling his scanners. Unfortunately, he didn't do his research before he invested in that juncture. I don't know why he didn't get a job otherwise. I know that some people have a hard time getting work for various reasons. I think his lack of a college education was a big hindrance. He was obviously a hard worker when he wanted to be, so anyone who would have hired him would have been happy.
• United States
13 Apr 07
right!! there's always telemarketing, collections or even data entry that pays the bills and at times have 3rd shift options....anything to pay the bills and keep a family together!!