The Pursuit of Happiness Rated PG-13 (117 Mins.)
Here's the plot:
In 1981, Chris Gardner was a struggling salesman selling little needed medical bone density scanners while his wife toiled in double shifts to support the family including their young son, Christopher. In the face of this difficult life, Chris has the desperate inspiration to try for a stockbroker internship where one in twenty has a chance of a lucrative full time career. Even when his wife leaves him because of this choice, Chris clings to this dream with his son and the odds become more daunting by the day. Together, father and son struggle through homelessness, jail time, tax seizure and the overall punishing despair in a quest that would make Gardner a respected millionaire. Will Smith is a great actor, now taking serious roles. His acting, along with Thandie Newton and Jaden Smith, were great. This film is based on a true story about the life of Chris Garner who struggles with his life and is now a multi-millionaire. Although this film is depressing in many points, Will Smith's son, Jaden Smith, lifts up the screen. Thomas Jefferson says we need to pursue happiness. That's what Chris Gardner does. He never gives up. He could even inspire some people. This is a good, uplifting film. Great acting and it has a great message. This is a good family film and has great father-son moments.
I can't say enough about this film...it's a "must see"!
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