You may know this is based on the story of Chris Gardner...who goes from being ok to very very poor to bottom out, but never gives up, keeps a positive attitude and who finally succeeds. It is a very stressful film if you have had humble beginnings. What I really liked is it is based on what appears to be a great American story indeed. The toughness of life at the bottom and a manís passion to better ones self is told well. My kid liked it, wife liked it ,Thumbs up here too. For more on the real story of Chris Gardner see link below.