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SHOW ME THE MONEY: The Pursuit of Happyness
In this movie Chris Garnder (Will Smith) faces many money issues. The first issue he faces is that he is a sales man selling portable bone density scanners to local hospitals. He has used his and his wife’s entire saves to make a go of this business. But unfortunately most of the hospitals can not afford this piece of equipment and his wife is force to work double shifts to make ends meat. With this happening if puts a strain on there marriage as she is has to pay all the bills that she can. She decides to leave him as she can’t deal with the issues anymore. This leaves Chris raising their son with no real source of income and already being three months behind in rent. With not having enough money to pay for rent they are evicted from their apartment and forced to live in a motel, which after so long they can’t afford that either because Chris is not able to sell these density scanners. This causes them to be homeless and leaving in a church shelter. Or even at one point the slept in the bathroom in a subway station because there wasn’t enough room at the shelter.
Chris also faces the issue of trying to get a new job so that he can support his son because he realizes that he can’t do it with being a sales man. He does this by interviewing for an intern position at a brokering firm but comes to find out that the whole six month of this program he will not be receiving a salary. So he is once again force to sale the scanners he has left which he hopes will be enough money to last the six months. In the hopes he and his son will be able to survive with the hopes of getting the job after the six month internship is over.
He also comes to remember that he hasn’t paid his taxes and the IRS has taken all six hundred dollars that he had in his bank account. This forces him to confront a friend of his that owed him fourteen dollars. His friend feels that he does not owe him that money anymore because he had helped...