Director: Gabriele Muccino.
Chris Gardner lives with his family in California, struggling with odd jobs that are barely enough to pay a rent. Like any American, he has a dream - to become successful and make a lot of money. Having accumulated a certain amount, he invests in medical diagnostic devices, hoping to make a profit on resale in local clinics. But at every step different troubles happen, and everything goes awry. Devices turn out to be useless to anyone, the hospital does not want to use strange, innovative equipment that breaks when first used.
My wife is tired of such a life and wants to move to a big city, get at least some prospects. In desperation, she leaves the loser with the child and leaves for New York. Without an extra hundred in his pocket, the former salesman loses a rented apartment for non-payment. You have to spend the night in the subway, shelters for the homeless and on the floor of a public toilet. But he does not give up, he is responsible for his son and seeks to build a happy future.
By chance, he learns of an unpaid internship at a Wall Street brokerage firm. Chris throws all his time and energy to study to take the coveted place.