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Joined:Sep 2005
Message Posted: Jan 8, 2007 10:10:35 AM

We watched this movie this weekend. I loved the movie. It made my wife cry throughout the whole movie. I was mad most of the time that Chris Gardner (the main character) did not get another job and provide for his son. They became homeless! He chose to work a job with no pay for 6 months. I think he could have found another job that worked with hours training hours and found a way for daycare before starting. Putting off your dreams, a few months or years, while applying common sense is a good thing.

Maybe I do not completely understand the economy in 1980 in San Fran, CA. Were jobs that hard to find?

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Champion Author St. Louis

Joined:Feb 2006
Message Posted: Feb 10, 2008 11:01:15 PM

I thought it was a great movie
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Champion Author Houston

Joined:May 2007
Message Posted: Oct 1, 2007 5:48:18 PM

a very good inspirational movie...
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Rookie Author Los Angeles

Joined:Jan 2007
Message Posted: Jan 19, 2007 4:42:03 AM

The movie is a true story of a man named Christopher Gardner who
overcame tremendous obstacles in life and became a very successful
broker in Wall Street. It is an inspirational movie without failing to
neglect the soft spot of the poor in the man. Gardner shows his goodwill and determination by helping the needed
people of South Africa. According to his Biography. I quote:

"Which is why, on this October day, Gardner keeps working those phones.
It's why he's already begun writing his next book. It's why he's in
talks with several networks about doing a primetime show, and why,
earlier this year, he sold a minority stake in Gardner Rich to a major
hedge fund. But most of all, it's why he's about to close a second
round of financing -- reportedly to launch a private-equity fund
focused solely on investments in South Africa."

Biography of Christopher Gardner:
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Champion Author Tampa

Joined:Oct 2005
Message Posted: Jan 18, 2007 7:38:47 AM

I heard it was kind of depressing
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Champion Author New York

Joined:Sep 2005
Message Posted: Jan 8, 2007 10:30:20 PM

i heard the ending sucked
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Champion Author Detroit

Joined:Aug 2003
Message Posted: Jan 8, 2007 11:32:29 AM

"Does this belong in ENTERTAINMENT?"

No, bryce is just using this as another excuse to beat the drum of "the poor are to blame for their problems."
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Champion Author Utah

Joined:Sep 2005
Message Posted: Jan 8, 2007 10:36:10 AM

I was not asking for your review of the flick. I was making comments of a man's irresponsible choices to go homeless. I also asked about the economy in San Fran in 1980.

[Edited by: bryceisright at 1/8/2007 11:36:35 AM EST]
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Champion Author Pittsburgh

Joined:May 2004
Message Posted: Jan 8, 2007 10:24:52 AM

Does this belong in ENTERTAINMENT?
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