Posted Mar 30, 2007 in Movies.
I watched The Pursuit of Happyness last night. I just wanted to say that it was one of the most thoroughly depressing movies I have ever seen. Based on the true story of Chris Gardner, the film starts by showing us his depressing life selling medical scanners. His wife leaves him, and he is forced to try and support himself and his son with almost no income. He gets tossed out of his apartment, then a hotel room, and is forced to live in shelters and subway trains. It just gets worse and worse. The payoff (he gets a job) is so late in the movie, and so brief, that you have long since put on a Radiohead CD, opened your veins, and quietly died in a deep ocean of black depression.