Families in Change –Movie Analysis Assignment 2 In the movie Boyz in the Hood there are two families depicted, the film tells the story of three friends: Trey, Doughboy and Ricky. Trey is living with his mother at the beginning of the film, and then his mother decides to send him to live with his father after he gets involved in a classroom fight with other student; breaking a contract that he had with his mother to behave. Trey’s mother feels that it would best that Trey’s father (Furious Styles) teach him responsibility and values that only a father can, he lives in a tough inner city neighbourhood of Los Angeles. Trey meets his two friends Ricky and Doughboy they live with their mother in the same neighbourhood. Trey’s family is a single parent family with trey’s father being the only parent in the household.
The Genre of this movie is Comedy, Sports, and given a MPAA film rating of PG. In the movie Here Comes the Boom, schoolteacher Scott Voss (Kevin James), can barely drag himself into his classroom much less teach anybody anything. Sure, he remembers those days when he cared: The dude was Teacher of the Year a decade ago. But between the friction created by the system and his own lack of enthusiasm, Scott began to slow down almost to a stop. Scott gets a wakeup call during a school faculty meeting.
With his strong attitude he has no patience for his wife that is why she ends up getting beat many times through the novel. Also when Okonkwo expresses that he is worried that Nwoye, his son, does not exert his energy or strength like a man. Showing that Okonkwo prefers a traditional life style
Might he possibly choose to use a movie with some of the rough elements to which the world can relate? The movie Bruce Almighty appears to have such a perspective. Starring Jim Carrey, Jennifer Anniston and Morgan Freeman, Bruce Almighty is the story of a young man, Bruce, who is frustrated with life and angry with God for not fixing things. He is living with his girlfriend, Grace (Jennifer Anniston), and working as a second-rate anchorman for a television network. He covers the local events that no one else wants while he watches his co-worker continue to get promoted.
The Good Son "After almost two decades of my working with boys and young men—in classrooms, in prisons, in community agencies, and in my therapy practice—my fear for them grows," writes Michael Gurian, in his new book, The Good Son: Shaping the Moral Development of Our Boys and Young Men. "More and more they are in the obvious state of moral emergency that the media tracks through their stories of boys shooting up and placing bombs in schools, and of men shooting up workplaces. But there is the hidden emergency as well—the gradual decay in character education and emotional support systems for boys and young men." In The Good Son, Gurian, a family therapist, tells of his own struggles as a boy. Born in 1958 to a family that moved around the world (his father worked for the Foreign Service), Gurian presented his parents "with a powerful emotional and moral puzzle," he said in an interview.
His older brothers were prepped to be men of trade and begin apprenticing at an early age. Ben, however, excelled in school and loved to write. He describes a longing to become a great writer and worked diligently on his skills. After going to work at his brother's printing house, he quickly becomes a leader and runs the house in his brother's absence. After a falling out with his brother over power , he quits his job and is blacklisted from every printer in Boston.
I will be analysing the movie “The Pursuit of happiness.” I will be identifying and thoroughly explaining how camera shots, dialogue, music and the characters presented in the movie, position the viewer to think a certain way, allowing them to accept the invited reading. Inspired by a true story “The Pursuit of Happiness” set in San Francisco in 1981 is a biographical drama about a man named Christopher Gardner, played by Will Smith. Directed by Gabriele Muccino, the movie takes a look at how a father and son struggle together, through homelessness, jail time, tax seizure and the overall punishing despair. Christopher Gardner is a smart but struggling salesman and family man, dedicated to making the life of his son Christopher, played by Jayden Christopher Syre Smith the best he possibly can. Christopher Gardner has invested the family savings on “Portable Bone Density scanners," an apparatus twice as expensive as normal x-rays, with practically the same resolution.
When he loses everything, including his wife, and is left homeless and destitute, he uses his inner resources—his intelligence, charm, wit, and extraordinary ability of not giving up— in a seemingly endless struggle to protect his son and gain economic security. While playing basketball with his son, Chris Gardner (as played by Will Smith) tells his son to forget basketball and do something useful. Realizing the mistake of what he just said, Chris tells his son, “Don't ever let someone tell you, you can't do something. Not even me.” He wants his son to know what he knows, that a persistent pursuit of your own dreams is the best way to bring a sense of happiness to your life. Armed with only a high school education and his unique personality, Chris overcomes every obstacle in his path to become a stockbroker and finally a millionaire CHRIS GARDNER is forever running.
The movie Stand By Me is seen to be a film where the children in the movie show the end of innocence and the beginning of adulthood. One such character Chris is portrayed as being the leader of the young group but also a troublemaker in and out of school the start of the film Chris is automatically seen as the rebel as he is smoking a cigarette. His family’s reputation is mentioned a couple of times as Chris’ older brother Eyeball are shown to be a rebel who follows the older gang’s leader Ace around. “Hey Gordie,
Because of his addiction, he is thrown out of his home by his parents. His father smacks him in the face, calls him trash and throws him out on the street. Not long after Lucky finds Dove. Dove is a drug dealer who decides to help Lucky and takes him into his home, where Lucky is to be his runner. Lucky seems happy to be working for Dove as well as living with him and there seem to be a light ahead for him.