This movie is based on real life events of Chris Gardner who started out in dire straights and couldn’t seem to find a break in life. He loves his son and because he grew up without a father, he does whatever he can to make sure his son doesn’t grow up in the same situation. Chris and his son experience many difficult challenges, including homelessness, while Chris goes through an unpaid stock and bond market internship trying to get the one and only spot available with Dean Witter.
This movie is based on real life events and there is a book of the same name by the real Chris Gardner but after reading a synopsis of the book, they’ve obviously changed the story a bit when they made the movie. Because Will Smith’s son is cast as Chris Gardner’s son, the father-son chemistry is definitely authentic. This man’s determination and belief in himself is amazing and inspiring and regardless of mixed reviews of Will Smith’s portrail, it’s worth seeing the movie. Very inspiring.4 out of 5 stars.