Overall Rank: 614
Average Rating: 3/4
# of Ratings: 470
Theatrical Release Date: 12/15/2006
Genre: Drama, Biography
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Gabriele Muccino
Actors: Will Smith, Jaden Smith, Thandie Newton, Brian Howe, James Karen, Dan Castellaneta
Plot: Based on a true story, in 1981 struggling salesman Chris Gardner wants nothing more than the best for his family, especially his son. When his wife leaves him, he takes custody of his son and secures a non-paying internship at Dean Witter. With money dwindling and time always against him, he will let nothing stand in the way of his future. -- Chris Kavan
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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 05/30/2019
Not even Will Smith's acting ability can save "The Pursuit of Happyness" from plainness and some pretty ridiculous plot points.
Victoria - wrote on 10/08/2014
The problem today with modern movies is their inability to be relatable. The further we progress into the future the more movies are getting deeper and deeper into the idea that fantasy is what the people want to see, but what can we take away from these kinds a movies? A viewer was not to leave a movie feeling that anything is possible. A movie is not only supposed to open your imagination but also your hopes that anything can be overcome by anyone. That is why the movie The Pursuit of Happiness is timeless.
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Daniel Corleone - wrote on 08/13/2011
The story of Chris Gardner and his son. Back in the day wherein the rubik's cube was still booming. Will Smith did a terrific job in portraying Gardner. The future of Jaden is bright as well. One of many memorable lines - "Don't ever let someone tell you you can't do something. Not even me. All right?" "You got a dream, you got to protect it." Reverend Williams - "The important thing about that freedom train, is it's got to climb mountains. We ALL have to climb mountains, you know. Mountains that go way up high, and mountains that go deep and low. Yes, we know what those mountains are here at Glide." The cinematography really brought out the harsh realities in life, the soundtrack was suitable and cast did a descent job. The 2 main leads really lifted the movie on their …
mdtinney - wrote on 07/27/2009
The Pursuit of Happiness is the rags to riches story of a struggling father and his five-year-old son. The story begins in downtown San Francisco in 1981. Smith plays a brow-beaten salesman, desperately trying to sell bone-density machines to doctors and hospitals. With an uncertain income and mounting bills, the financial pressures soon become unbearable.Forced to move from his apartment with his son, in search of accommodation, the peripatetic Smith seeks any place to call home. The story tracks the heartache and misery of an exceptionally determined father. With no certainty about where he is headed and a disinterested wife, he must find a way to rise above his poverty. As luck would have it, he applies as an intern at a financial brokerage firm. With no tertiary education and only a …
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