Expects us to swallow Capitalism's biggest lie: if you can't 'make it', then it's your own stupid fault.
Actually, His mishaps were his fault, like being kicked out of the hotel because he didn't pay the rent. He had the money. 600 dollars. He didn't pay his taxes, so they took it away form him. This happened because he didn't do something. This movie is what people should look to for inspiration and realize that we can't give you everything. Sir you are probably just another liberal moron.
Sep 11 - 06:21 PM
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
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
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
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
sad that u people have to get political rather than simply enjoy a great movie for what it is.
May 24 - 06:12 AM
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