The Pursuit of Happyness

(USA, 2006, 114 minutes)

In 1981 San Francisco, a struggling medical device salesman decides to apply for an unpaid internship at a brokerage firm, just when his wife leaves him and their five-year old son and money runs out. Rags-to-riches star tearjerker based on a true story; not bad as these things go, and with a good star performance (acting opposite his real-life son), but pushing all the right buttons at all the right times.

Columbia Pictures presents, in association with Relativity Media, an Overbrook Entertainment/Escape Artists production. Starring Will Smith, Thandie Newton, Brian Howe, James Karen, Dan Castellaneta, Kurt Fuller; and introducing Jaden Christopher Syre Smith. Directed by Gabriele Muccino; produced by Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Steve Tisch, James Lassiter, Will Smith; written by Steven Conrad; music by Andrea Guerra; director of photography, Phedon Papamichael; production designer, J. Michael Riva; costume designer, Sharen Davis; film editor, Hughes Winborne.


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