Based on Chris Gardner’s true-life story, the ‘Pursuit of Happyness” is the story of a single father and his journey from homeless unpaid intern to owning a brokerage firm.
The film shows how the single struggling salesman manages to sustain the expenses of himself and his son in the increasingly unstable economic climate.
In the movie, Chris Gardner is a single father, struggling in poverty. Unable to sell the products he invested his life savings into, he finds himself struggling to pay rent. Within one year, he manages to become a stockbroker at a top firm and goes on to run his own multimillion dollar firm.
People gravitated to this story because it's the ultimate success story: the story of the underdog. It's about perseverance, determination and hard work.