Not worth it

I got a free ticket to see The Pursuit of Happyness, and it's a good thing I didn't pay for it because it's not worth the dough.

Will Smith is a good actor, and so is his son--actually, everyone is great in this movie. But the story is full of struggle after struggle, obstacles followed by more obstacles, letdowns and frustrations--for most of the movie. I kept looking at my watch, wondering when it was going to end because I felt like I was being barraged with negativity and frustration most of the time. I knew what the ending was going to be, but I had to wait through a lot of stomach churning endurance to get there.

So I'm glad I didn't pay--it's not even a movie that has to be seen on the big screen.


Mahndisa S. Rigmaiden said...

12 13 06

Whoa! Do you think whatever is going on in your personal affairs may have colored your mood such that a movie like this was inappropriate?

I am curious. I have refused to see certain types of movies depending upon my emotional state. A few years or months after the fact, I can watch such movies. So maybe you should try watching Barbie cartoon videos with fairies and smurfs or something! hehehehehehehehe I think that movie with Will Smith might be good, but I have been dealing with too much baggage to even WANT to see a movie like that, so I feel you!

In any event, I hope all is well or improves on your end and Merry Christmas:)

Jon Konrath said...

Christ, a generation of people are now going to spell "happiness" wrong because of this garbage.

Anonymous said...

Mahn: sure, I wasn't in the best mood, but my criticism is unrelated to that--it was just one obs after another--the plot was linear--problem after problem, and then relief in the last few minutes. Predictable and nervewracking.

Jon: great comment--hilarious!

Mahndisa S. Rigmaiden said...

12 16 06

Hello MJ:
Ah I see what you mean. Linearity is always predictable. Perhaps a fractal story line would be more intriguing;) hehehehehe Hope you are having a good time:)

Anonymous said...

There was no relief at all--only downer after downer--until the last few minutes of the film. And I had no idea what the real story was about, but the ending was predictable, so really, why would I suggest such a downer film with a predictable ending? But apparently, people are in love with this film.