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The Pursuit of Happyness (15-Dec-2006)

Director: Gabriele Muccino

Writer: Steve Conrad

Keywords: Drama, Biography

Biographical drama details an on-again, off-again transient salesman's struggles with life and fatherhood.

Adapted from the true-life memoirs of a once-downtrodden man turned successful entrepreneur and motivational speaker, The Pursuit of Happyness enamors viewers with the story of Chris Gardner, an intelligent yet embattled salesman reeling from a life savings-exhausting failed purchase of portable bone density scanners who must tackle the dual challenges of abject poverty and fatherhood as he attempts to redeem himself as a stockbroker.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Dan Castellaneta
29-Oct-1957   Voice of Homer Simpson
Kurt Fuller
16-Sep-1953   Joel on Better with You
James Karen
28-Nov-1923   The Return of the Living Dead
Thandie Newton
6-Nov-1972   The Truth About Charlie
Jaden Smith
8-Jul-1998   The Pursuit of Happyness
Will Smith
25-Sep-1968   Fresh Prince of Bel Air
Rev. Cecil Williams
22-Sep-1929   Glide Memorial Church


Review by Marilyn Kenny (posted on 2-Jun-2008)

I recently re-watched "The Pursuit Of Happyness", and I'm glad I did. The movie is heart-wrenching. Will and his son Jaden Smith are excellent in their roles, as the woe-begotten father and son. From the first scene you will root for success for Chris Gardner in every bad situation that life throws at him. The entire movie is one battle after the other to solve the problems that are inevitable in his life. How he finds the strength to go on is what makes this movie worthwhile. It's a spirit-lifting movie.

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