The Pursuit Of Happyness

The Pursuit Of Happyness

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Average of 4327 ratings: 3.7 Stars

2006 M Contains low level offensive language.

In The Pursuit of Happyness, Chris Gardner (Will Smith) is a family man struggling to make ends meet. Despite his valiant attempts to help keep the family afloat, the mother (Thandie Newton) of his five-year-old son Christopher (Jaden Christopher Syre Smith) is buckling under the constant strain of financial pressure. No longer able to cope, she reluctantly decides to leave.

Chris, now a single father, continues doggedly to pursue a better-paying job using every sales skill he knows. He lands an internship at a prestigious stock brokerage firm, and although there is no salary, he accepts, hopeful he will end the program with a job and a promising future. Without a financial cushion, Chris and his son are soon evicted from their apartment and forced to sleep in shelters, bus stations, bathrooms, or wherever they can find refuge for the night.

Despite his troubles, Chris continues to honour his commitment as a loving and caring father, using the affection and trust his son has placed in him as an impetus to overcome the obstacles he faces.

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117 minutes
Sony Pictures
2007 MTV Movie Awards
Breakthrough Performance: Jaden Smith

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Screen Format
1.85:1 Widescreen
English Dolby Digital 5.1

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Screen Format
1.85:1 Widescreen
English Dolby Digital 5.1

93 Member Reviews Write a review

5 by D&D

Based on a true story, Will Smith gives a powerful performance in an amazing story of one man's success against seemingly insurmountable adversity. Heartwrenching while also heart-warming, intriguing... Read more

5 by Lyall

Fantastic story about a father pursuing his dream against all odds (putting the love for his son first). Fantastic acting job by Will Smith and his real life son ,Jaden. Great, as it is based on a real... Read more

5 by LokuS

Good movie, good acting, excellent picture on Hi Def Blu-ray Disc, some scenes make you jump into the film, PCM sound was also good. Great MPEG 4 AVC (H.264) film, very good Blu-ray Disc, transfer.

4 by Bazza21

Based on a real life story, this movie encapsulated all the emotions with a father and young son facing the challenges of striving to acheive lifes ultimate dream. Incredible acting by real life father... Read more

3 by Bolo1

A very good story of someone who never gives up and makes something of themselves even though everything is against them. Based on a true story and inspiration for us all. Definatly not a movie to... Read more

5 by Anita24

Everyone should watch this film whether you are struggling for money or need passion in your job or you are already successful. It enables the viewer to appreciate persistence and that striving to... Read more

4 by Knarly01

Great story of one man's courage and sheer determination. Amazing to think this was a true story. This man had so many knock-backs and still came out on top. A movie I have definitely recommended to others.

3 by flitwick

This based on a true story movie was an enjoyable watch. It was very heart warming with no real surprises. I enjoyed Will Smith's portrayal of a very driven father. I thought he was very convincing... Read more

3 by Glen22

Uplifting, against the odds, feelgood movie. Formula stuff that hits all the right emotions. Worth a look.

3 by Sophia-Colin

Don't really know what this fim was trying to prove. It looks like it says that money makes you happy. Which is a bit odd. I agree it puts food on the table and a roof over your head and that an... Read more