CineTv Contest: Hustle Is The Pursuit Of Happiness

I like to make it clear upfront that I'm not that much of a movie lover. This stems from both my practicalities and selective nature. When I don
watch a movie, entertainment comes second to learning. It has always been that way for me. As such I find a lot of movies disappointing. So, you can imagine how good I felt watching these two movies; The Pursuit Of Happyness and Hustle.

The pursuit of happiness is the story of a man who lost his wife to his failures and lack of ambition. Now forced to cater for a child alone amidst the struggle of trying to survive in a world that has grown not to need the kind of services he has to offer. Not knowing if he can provide the next meal or where he and his child will rest their head at night, but never giving up just goes to show the perseverance he had. His willingness to dive into a new career that's way out of his league with a three-month unpaid intern period shows how much determination he had. I will recommend this movie to anyone.

Hustle on the other hand is about a basketball coach who is suffering a career downturn. In need of a miracle, during his scouting travels, he finds one in the form of an unrefined gold gem called Bo Cruz. A conduit of unadulterated basketball talent. Quite a lot of work, belief, determination, and perseverance goes into refining this gem into NBA material, and in the face of a plethora of obstacles the protagonists didn't give up and eventually things fall into place.

Much of what I love about these movies centres on the glorification of certain values that today's society seems to have lost. Hustling, determination, perseverance, longsuffering, patience, a positive attitude, seeing the best in everything, family and belief in oneself. These are values that are in low supply in today's world where the youths are after quick, easy gratification in vain desires.

There was this scene where Will Smith as Jerry Gardner tells his boy about not letting other people tell him what he can be or do. God! I loved that scene. Bo Cruz in Hustle gave up a future in basketball for his family, and when the opportunity came calling, he still put family first in saying yes. The desire to not fail and lose his child like he did his wife becomes the driving force that pushes Gardner to do great things in his life. But one of the best was the never-ending cheerful attitude of Gardner Jr. For a child whose next meal isn't certain, he's always so happy and cheerful.

These movies had profound effects on me. After each one, I had days of reflection, evaluating my own life to see how much I have given up. They in their right spurred me to demand more from life and go at it with all determination as against resigning to fate.

In pursuit of happiness, I find his time at the brokerage firm quite interesting. He was probably the least qualified to be there and for the most part, was out of sorts. Not to even mention how he stop that guy and just asked him what he did and could afford to live the way he did. So funny😂😂.

In Hustle, I find it quite interesting that Bo Cruz got so good at emotional control that he even started getting in the skin of his opponents. There was also this time he almost beat down his coach for shit-talking about his mother. Just hilarious.

I can never forget that scene where Gardner stops, bends to the boy's level and look him straight in the eye while telling him he can be anything he wants to be. Coming from a man who was homeless and jobless, it would have been the joke of the year if the kid was a teenager.

The performance of Will Smith's Son as Gardner Jr was impeccable. The aura of positive energy he carried with him every day through all of it was just amazing. It was a source of strength to Gardner Snr.

Both movies are great for the values and lessons they teach. The ease with which the message is delivered was just great. I have got to say, if they could reach me, then they did an excellent job. I'm going to watch them again sometime.

To participate in the contest, follow the link below:
I like to make it clear upfront that I'm not that much of a movie lover. This stems from both my practicalities and selective nature. When I don
watch a movie, entertainment comes second to learning. It has always been that way for me. As such I find a lot of movies disappointing. So, you can imagine how good I felt watching these two movies; The Pursuit Of Happyness and Hustle.

The pursuit of happiness is the story of a man who lost his wife to his failures and lack of ambition. Now forced to cater for a child alone amidst the struggle of trying to survive in a world that has grown not to need the kind of services he has to offer. Not knowing if he can provide the next meal or where he and his child will rest their head at night, but never giving up just goes to show the perseverance he had. His willingness to dive into a new career that's way out of his league with a three-month unpaid intern period shows how much determination he had. I will recommend this movie to anyone.

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Hustle on the other hand is about a basketball coach who is suffering a career downturn. In need of a miracle, during his scouting travels, he finds one in the form of an unrefined gold gem called Bo Cruz. A conduit of unadulterated basketball talent. Quite a lot of work, belief, determination, and perseverance goes into refining this gem into NBA material, and in the face of a plethora of obstacles the protagonists didn't give up and eventually things fall into place.

Much of what I love about these movies centres on the glorification of certain values that today's society seems to have lost. Hustling, determination, perseverance, longsuffering, patience, a positive attitude, seeing the best in everything, family and belief in oneself. These are values that are in low supply in today's world where the youths are after quick, easy gratification in vain desires.

There was this scene where Will Smith as Jerry Gardner tells his boy about not letting other people tell him what he can be or do. God! I loved that scene. Bo Cruz in Hustle gave up a future in basketball for his family, and when the opportunity came calling, he still put family first in saying yes. The desire to not fail and lose his child like he did his wife becomes the driving force that pushes Gardner to do great things in his life. But one of the best was the never-ending cheerful attitude of Gardner Jr. For a child whose next meal isn't certain, he's always so happy and cheerful.

These movies had profound effects on me. After each one, I had days of reflection, evaluating my own life to see how much I have given up. They in their right spurred me to demand more from life and go at it with all determination as against resigning to fate.

In pursuit of happiness, I find his time at the brokerage firm quite interesting. He was probably the least qualified to be there and for the most part, was out of sorts. Not to even mention how he stop that guy and just asked him what he did and could afford to live the way he did. So funny😂😂.

In Hustle, I find it quite interesting that Bo Cruz got so good at emotional control that he even started getting in the skin of his opponents. There was also this time he almost beat down his coach for shit-talking about his mother. Just hilarious.

I can never forget that scene where Gardner stops, bends to the boy's level and look him straight in the eye while telling him he can be anything he wants to be. Coming from a man who was homeless and jobless, it would have been the joke of the year if the kid was a teenager.

The performance of Will Smith's Son as Gardner Jr was impeccable. The aura of positive energy he carried with him every day through all of it was just amazing. It was a source of strength to Gardner Snr.

Both movies are great for the values and lessons they teach. The ease with which the message is delivered was just great. I have got to say, if they could reach me, then they did an excellent job. I'm going to watch them again sometime.

To participate in the contest, follow the link below:
@cinetv/cine-tv-contest-29-a-movie-that-represents-hard-work

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