The Pursuit of Happyness
《当幸福来敲门》改编自美国黑人投资专家克里斯·加德纳2007年出版的同名自传。这是一个典型的美国式励志故事。作为一名单身父亲，加德纳一度面临连自 己的温饱也无法解决的困境。在濒临破产、老婆离家的落魄境地，加德纳如何刻苦耐劳的善尽单亲责任，奋发向上成为股市交易员，最后成为知名的金融投资家的励 志故事。影片获得2007年奥斯卡金像奖最佳男主角的提名。
-Look, I can't get Christopher today.
-Oh, no, you don't, Chris. I'm back on at 7.
-I know. I have got to go to Oakland.
-So I gotta get Christopher home, feed him, bathe him, get him in bed, and be back here by 7?
-And we got the tax-bill notice today. What are you gonna do about that?
-Look, this is what we gotta do.
You see that car? The one with the pretty yellow shoe on it? That's mine.
There's no parking near hospitals.
That's what happens when you're always in a rush.
Thanks anyway. Very much.
-Maybe next quarter.
I needed to sell at least two scanners a month for rent and daycare.
I'd have to sell one more...to pay off all of those tickets under my windshield wiper.
The problem is...I haven't sold any for a while.
-Since when do you not like macaroni and cheese?
-What is this?
-It's a gift for Christopher.
-Cynthia from work.
-It's for adults. Chris can't use it. She didn't know.
-What are you supposed to do with it?
-Make every side the same color.
-Did you pay the taxes?
-No, I'm gonna have to file an extension.
-You already filed an extension.
-Yeah, well, I gotta file another one.
-That's... It's $650. I'll have it in the next month.
-That means interest, right?And a penalty?
- Yeah, a little bit.
-Look, why don't you let me do this? All right, just relax. Okay?
-Come here. Calm down.
-I have to go back to work.
-Let's get ready for bed. Hey, put your plate in the sink.
-A few days ago I was presented with a report I'd asked for...
...a comprehensive audit, if you will, of our economic condition.
You won't like it. I didn't like it.
But we have to face the truth...
...and then go to work to turn things around.
And make no mistake about it, we can turn them around.
The federal budget is out of control.
And we face runaway deficits of almost $80 billion......for this budget year that ends September 30th.
That deficit is larger than the entire federal budget in 1957.
And so is the almost $80 billion...we will pay in interest this year on the national debt.
Twenty years ago, in 1960.our federal government payroll was less than $ 13 billion.
Today it is 75 billion.
During these 20 years, our population has only increased by 23.3 percent...
-Man, I got two questions for you
-What do you do? And how do you do it?
-I'm a stockbroker.
-Stockbroker. Oh, goodness.
-Had to go to college to be a stockbroker, huh?
-You don't have to. Have to be good with numbers and good with people. That's it.
-Hey, you take care.
-I'll let you hang on to my car for the weekend. But I need it back for Monday.
-Feed the meter.
-I still remember that moment.
They all looked so damn happy to me.
Why couldn't I look like that?
-I'm gonna try to get home by 6.
I'm gonna stop by a brokerage firm after work.
-I wanna see about a job there.
audit ['ɔ:dit] n. 查帐,审计 v. 审计,旁听
runaway ['rʌnəwei] n. 逃走的人,逃亡,亡命者 adj.……
extension [iks'tenʃən] n. 延长,扩充,范围
interest ['intərist] n. 兴趣,嗜好,利息;股份 vt. 使...感兴趣
penalty ['penlti] n. 处罚,惩罚
federal ['fedərəl] adj. 联邦的 n. 同盟盟友
payroll ['peirəul] n. 工资单(计算报告表)
stockbroker ['stɔkbrəʊkə(r)] n. 股票经纪人