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The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

The Pursuit of Happyness
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Will Smith Will Smith
Chris Gardner
Jaden Smith Jaden Smith
Christopher
Brian Howe Brian Howe
Jay Twistle
James Karen James Karen
Martin Frohm
Dan Castellaneta Dan Castellaneta
Alan Frakesh
Kurt Fuller Kurt Fuller
Walter Ribbon
Takayo Fischer Takayo Fischer
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10 years ago at Oct 21 21:16
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This movie is about Chris Gardner (Will Smith). In the early 1980s, in San Francisco, Chris invests his savings in bone-density scanners, thus financially breaking the family, and soon bringing troubles to the relationship with his wife who eventually leaves him. Without any money and without his wife's help, and only with a total commitment to his son Christopher (Jaden Smith), Chris makes a deci... read more

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9 years, 8 months ago at Jan 29 3:26
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One of the best films of 2007, and with high expectation in the Oscars one year ago, The Pursuit of Happyness is a film that essentially exalts the model: America - Land of Opportunities, but is a great film nevertheless, with remarkable acting by real life father and son Will and Jayden Smith.

Based on the true story of Chris Gardner, who in the early 1980's, faced many difficultie... read more

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10 years, 6 months ago at Apr 27 20:24
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This movie was amazing. Like Flash said, it is indeed a Rocky movie. Will plays the part amazingly well, as does his son (amazing for his first acting time!)

This movie actually suprised me because although it has the word "Happyness" in the title, it really isn't that happy. It is actually very sad most of the time. You will feel bad for the main actors. But fortunately, Will keeps... read more
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A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he's poised to begin a life-changing professional endeavor.
Release date: 15 December 2006
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