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The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

The Pursuit of Happyness

Overview


Genre

Drama

Release Date

December 15, 2006

MPAA Rating

PG-13

Duration

117 min.

Studio

Columbia Pictures

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  4 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Gabriele Muccino

Producer

Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, James Lassiter, Will Smith, Steve Tisch

Screenwriter

Steven Conrad

Starring

Story


A struggling salesman (Will Smith) takes custody of his son (Jaden Smith) as he's poised to begin a life-changing professional endeavor.

"Don't ever let somebody tell you you can't do something. ...You got a dream, you gotta protect it... If you want something, go get it. Period."

In Columbia Pictures' "Pursuit of Happyness," Chris Gardner (Will Smith) is a bright and talented, but marginally employed salesman. Struggling to make ends meet, Gardner finds himself and his five-year-old son evicted from their San Francisco apartment with nowhere to go. When Gardner lands an internship at a prestigious stock brokerage firm, he and his son endure many hardships, including living in shelters, in pursuit of his dream of a better life for the two of them.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..long, dull, and depressing..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
“..shrewdly touching movie..”
by Owen Gleiberman [Entertainment Weekly]
“..well-intentioned but odd and ultimately deflating new drama..”
by Pam Grady [Reel]