Sunday, August 10, 2008

Stupid Man Tricks

The Common Man just finished watching Will Smith in The Pursuit of Happyness with The Uncommon Wife, a nice end to a very fun day. The film follows Chris Gardner, an unsuccessful medical equipment salesman who unexpectedly lands an unpaid internship at Dean Witter after his wife leaves him and his young son. The film is a classic bootstraps story, like Ragged Dick put on film, made more compelling and credible because it's based on a true story.

Because Smith's character works tirelessly alone, against incredible odds, to build up his new career, all in an effort to be a responsible father to his boy, this is a terribly manly, and moving movie. That said, it does not, at this point, qualify as a d^#k flick, because of a distinct lack of explosions/action. So, obviously, there's something deficient in The Common Man's system. After all, when this:

qualifies as a D*#k Flick, and The Pursuit of Happyness doesn't, it may be time to revise the formula.

1 comment:

The Uncommon Wife said...

This may be the most brilliant thing I have ever seen.