The Pursuit of Happyness is based on the true story of a famous black investor expert Chris Gardener （starred by Will Smith）. It described the hard journey of Chris Gardener， a San Francisco salesman struggling to build a future for himself and his 5-year-old son Christopher and finally obtained1 a position as a stock broker and became rich and happy. This inspiring movie contains many positive worldviews such as diligence2， faith， father-and-son bond and pursuit of happiness and so on. As a result of the meaningful theme and excellent acting， this film enjoyed great popularity since its release in December 2006.
Chris Gardener was a bright but unlucky salesman. He worked hard from morning till night but still failed to make much money. In 1981， he invested all his money to buy a kind of medical equipment. Unfortunately， those equipment were expensive but useless， making it hard for Chris to sell. As a result， his wife Linda had to take full responsibility for supporting the family. At last， Linda couldnt bear the pressure of poverty and left home for NewYork alone. Chris， therefore， became a single father raising his 5-year-old son on his own.
With the failure of his business， Chris had no money to pay for the rent. So， they were forced to move out of the flat and became homeless. They slept in the church， in the public bathroom or anywhere they can find. Despite3 all the difficulties， Chris never gave up his belief and strongly believed that happiness would come one day if he worked hard enough today.
Luckily， Chris accidentally won a six-month internship4 at Dean Witter which is a famous stock brokerage. The problem is that there was no pay at all during the six months and only one of the 20 people could survive the fierce5 competition. Chris had to struggle for making a living， taking care of his son and fighting for the job at the same time. But Chris took a positive attitude toward this， making phone calls， learning from others and constantly improving himself. Through his amazing willpower6 and hard work， Chris finally got the position. Whats more， Chris opened his own company and became a millionaire and since then he and his son enjoyed a happy and satisfactory life.
We may notice that there is a misspelling in “Happyness” in the title The Pursuit of Happiness. Actually， it was specially designed by the director to convey the theme of this inspiring movie. Chris found the mistake on the gate of Christophers daycare center and pointed out that there is no “Y” in Happiness， there is an “I”. Indeed， there is no “Why” in happiness， there is only “I” in it who is responsible for pursuing happiness in our life. In reality， we may meet many difficulties when we fight for our happiness. What we should do is not to give in to hardship. Instead， we should always have faith in ourselves， have faith in life and always keep it in mind that life will get better if we fight really hard for it. As the classical saying goes： “when the going gets tough7， the tough gets going.”
1. You have a dream， you got to protect it.
2. People cant do something by themselves； they wanna tell you you can not do it.
3. You want something. Go get it！
4. There is no “Y” in HAPPINESS， there is an “I”.
 obtain v. 获得  diligence n. 勤奋，勤勉  despite prep. 尽管，不管
 internship n. 实习生；实习期  fierce adj. 猛烈的  willpower n. 意志力；毅力
 tough adj. 艰苦的，困难的；坚强的，不屈不挠的