The Pursuit of Happyness The Pursuit of Happyness

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The Pursuit of Happyness

ages 11+ | 100 % Say It's Worth Your Time

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.

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Genre: Biography , Drama , Family


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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Rated PG-13 Some Language

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  • (Male)

    ages 11+ | Worth Your Time

    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.

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  • (Male) Deseret News Critic

    ages 11+ | Worth Your Time

    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.

Okfor ages12+