The movie was based on the life of Chris Gardner, the Gardner Rich & Co Founder & CEO. The idea of putting his life struggle in the movie screen start when his book with the same title was published in May 2006 which gained great sentiments from the public. Gabriele Muccino and Gardner find the book to be very promising as a movie and in December of the same year the plan came into being. The movie was a hit worldwide. At the end of its showing period, the movie earned $162,586,036 Million.
Critics are hard to convince and satisfy but the film gained so many favorable words from these people. The story was well portrayed and delivered although it began in the early married life of Gardner. The fact is that the focus of the story is Gardner struggle for success which really started in his early married life, knowing more about his whole life and beginning is irrelevant. The film perfectly presents the story that viewers can easily connect with and touched by it. Because the Gardner’s story is a proof of a real existing happiness, people find the movie motivational and inspirational.
Will Smith who played Gardner does deliver a very convincing performance. The film was really out of his comfort zone but he, in this film, just proves that he is a versatile actor. He shows great emotions, feeling, facial reference, and delivers speeches properly. Smith son, Jaden Smith, has debuted in this movie. He played Christopher, Gardner toddler on this film. Jaden was surprisingly amazing and seems to act like an experience child actor. He really made the film very family oriented.
The success of Gardner and the story before it portrayed through the great performance of the actors in this movie is something that sticks in the mind of the viewers. It has used drama very suitably and the conversation scenes are powerful. It is really a film worth the time of the viewers and a lasting movie that will remain in many years to come.