The Pursuit of Happiness by Douglas KennedyManhattan, Thanksgiving Eve, 1945. The war was over, and Eric Smythes party was in full swing. All his clever Greenwich Village friends were there. So too was his sister Sara -- an independent, canny young woman, starting to make her way in the big city. And then in walked a gatecrasher, Jack Malone -- a U. S. Army journalist just back from a defeated Germany, and a man whose world-view did not tally with that of Eric and his friends. Set amidst the dynamic optimism of postwar New York and the subsequent nightmare of the McCarthy witch-hunts, The Pursuit of Happiness is a great tragic love story; a tale of divided loyalties, decisive moral choices, and the random workings of destiny.
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Will Smith stars in an uplifting drama based on the true story of a single father who went from homeless to successful businessman. In the early s in San Francisco, Chris Gardner had big dreams, but could barely earn enough to keep a roof over his young family. None of his moneymaking schemes work out and their only steady income is from his wife working double-shifts as a hotel maid. Chris is convinced an unpaid internship at a prestigious stock brokerage firm will lead to a career; but, now as a single father, he finds it harder and harder to stay afloat. Evicted from their motel room home, father and son wind up on the street, sleeping in public restrooms at subway train stations when they cannot find a bed at homeless shelters. Through it all, Chris is determined to give his son something he himself never had as a child: a father's love.
Frank Whaley plays the sort of proper but emotionally torn American guy that James Stewart once embodied, but without the aroma of charm or star presence. Offered a post with a Seattle ad firm, Alan Whaley appears set to relocate with wife Janet Dawn Eason except that Janet is moving out on him with no warning. International sales: Showcase Entertainment, L. Co-producer, Darryl Taja. Directed by John Putch.
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Happiness is a key ingredient of well-being. It is thus reasonable to expect that valuing happiness will have beneficial outcomes. We argue that this may not always be the case. Instead, valuing happiness could be self-defeating because the more people value happiness, the more likely they will feel disappointed. This should apply particularly in positive situations, in which people have every reason to be happy.