The Pursuit of Happyness

Will Smith delivers an earnest and raw performance, alongside his real-life son, Jaden, in this rousing true story of Chris Gardner, a single dad who becomes jobless, and homeless, in 1980s San Francisco. But this underdog story has a happy ending, and they let you know it up front. There is no false suspense, but instead an engrossing, and undoubtedly all-American, story about one man who refuses to give up on his dream. Will Smith was nominated for both an Oscar and a Golden Globe for his heart-wrenching performance. The real Chris Gardner, now a self-made millionaire, served as a producer and also makes a cameo appearance, near the end of the film.

Year: 2006
Genre: Drama, True Stories
Country: USA
Director: Gabriele Muccino
Starring: Will Smith, Jaden Smith, Thandie Newton, Brian Howe, James Karen, Dan Castellaneta
Duration: 113 Minutes
Rating: M - Contains low level offensive language.
Location in store: Drama



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