Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Bobby and The Pursuit of Happyness

Last weekend I went twice to the movies. The first movie we saw was Bobby. I think it was an OK movie, average, nothing special, nothing horrible. In this movie we get a look of what was the last day of U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy through the eyes of the people working at the hotel where he was assassinated. The cast is impressive, with the presence of Hollywood starts as Emilio Estevez (also the director), Laurence Fishburne, Anthony Hopkins, Helen Hunt, Lindsay Lohan, Demi Moore, Sharon Stone or Elijah Wood. A well known story that is told from a different prespective: the Mexican who has to work on the day he got tickets for a baseball game, the young interns working for RFK campaign and who get high instead of working, the alcoholic singer that will perform before the arrival of RFK... Not good, not bad... Average

The second movie was The Pursuit of Happyness. I will try my best to translate a piece of an article from one of my favourite Spanish magazines:
Lies Made in Hollywood
Lets see. It annoys us a lot every deceitful movie, where everything that happens has been dictated... but we hate even more the ones that are mushy and the ones that defend that just by working hard and been a great guy, even though the character may suffer a lot, he won't have to worry because America will reward him and will appreciate his merits. And, it is terrible that this is what proclames this "pamphletive" movie.
Even though this is true, it is also true that it is a great job by Will Smith. The main problem: the story, which is used in such a mawkish way, making Will Smith look like a puppet of this story. To sum up: I wouldn't pay again to watch any of these movies.

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