• PG-13, 1 hr. 57 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Gabriele Muccino
    In Theaters:
    Dec 15, 2006 Wide
    On DVD:
    Mar 27, 2007
  • Sony Pictures

Critic Review - Sci-Fi Movie Page

Expects us to swallow Capitalism's biggest lie: if you can't 'make it', then it's your own stupid fault.

September 4, 2007 Full Review Source: Sci-Fi Movie Page | Comments (6)
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Comments

Tom Ruess

Tom Ruess

It is your own stupid fault. Capitalist societies give everyone the equal oppurtunity to make the most with what they've got. If you fail, you are the one who has failed, not society.

Nov 9 - 10:54 PM

Matei Stefanescu

Matei Stefanescu

Tom R that is bullshit. But James you're wrong also: Capitalism gives many people a chance but some have to work much harder than others and I think that is what people like Tom don't understand.

Dec 18 - 04:07 PM

Ira Hobbs II

Ira Hobbs II

that's not it's lesson. that's what you received from it. The lesson I got was that if you have a dream, you should never give up on, no matter the obstacles in your way or the circumstances in which you are given. Rich or poor. Period.

Mar 26 - 05:00 AM

Alex Carawan

Alex Carawan

Matei's comment is spot-on.
This movie is about a father and his son, above and beyond any other themes. It happens to be based on the real story of a man whose profession thrives off capitalism. But don't confuse that with capitalist propaganda.

Mar 27 - 10:41 PM

David Klein

David Klein

sad that u people have to get political rather than simply enjoy a great movie for what it is.

May 24 - 06:12 AM

Al Santiago

Al Santiago

I see absolutely nothing but a father and son trying to make it in this difficult world. I see no politics. From being raised in a very similar situation of Jaden Smith's character, (Christopher), this film strikes my heart. Hard. All the pain, struggles, and endurance they faced in the film. True happiness is not found with money. It's about making it through. No matter what obstacle given. The "pursuit" of happiness.

Jul 5 - 09:52 PM

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