The Pursuit of Happyness
Life is a struggle for single father Chris Gardner (Will Smith). Evicted from their apartment, he and his young son (Jaden Christopher Syre Smith) find themselves alone with no place to go. Even though Chris eventually lands a job as an intern at a prestigious brokerage firm, the position pays no money. The pair must live in shelters and endure many hardships, but Chris refuses to give in to despair as he struggles to create a better life for himself and his son.
Writer: Steve Conrad
Director: Gabriele Muccino
Producer: Will Smith, Louis D'Esposito, James Lassiter, Teddy Zee, David Alper, Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Mark Clayman, Steve Tisch
Cast: Dan Castellaneta, Will Smith, James Karen, Kurt Fuller, Thandie Newton, Mark Christopher Lawrence, Brian Howe, Scott Klace, Maurice Sherbanee, Kevin West, Jaden Smith, Takayo Fischer, Domenic Bove
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Absolutely inspiring movie. Story of challenge, redemption, and triumph. I appreciated how the themes really helped me personally and my children think about the challenges of access and opportunity so many face. I also was inspired by the show of commitment of a father to his son, where so many dad's give-up or walk away. Some strong language, but great inspiring movie.August 4th, 2012 · Details
Movies like PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS do not come along very often. The movie not only shows that it is possible to achieve the American Dream through hard work, it also shows that we can build strong families through commitment, love and trust, regardless of the circumstances. THE PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS is a highly inspirational movie. It easily exceeds its emotional and heartwarming trailer without being overly sappy. While the movie has an uplifting “work hard and anything is possible” message, the deepest theme is that of family. In effect, it is the positive power of the father’s commitment to and relationship with his son that helps the father overcome tough obstacles.December 28th, 2015 · Details
Some swearing but I don't think it's a PG-13 film. It teaches a great message and is inspiring. It's slow at parts but overall Will Smith and his son make a great team for this one.August 2nd, 2012 · Details