Inspired by a true story, Chris Gardner (Will Smith) is a bright and talented, but marginally employed salesman. Struggling to make ends meet, Gardner finds himself and his five year old son evicted from their San Francisco apartment with nowhere to go. When Gardner lands an internship at a prestigious stock brokerage firm, he and his son endure many hardships, including being homeless and living in shelters, in pursuit of his dream of a better life for the two of them.

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4.7 out of 5
580 Ratings

580 Ratings

67% TOMATOMETER

Critics Consensus: Will Smith's heartfelt performance elevates The Pursuit of Happyness above mere melodrama.

12+ COMMON SENSE

Inspirational but often emotionally wrenching story.

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