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The Pursuit of Happyness

HD   PG-13 Closed Captioning

Gabriele Muccino

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About the Movie

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.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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67%
  • Reviews Counted: 172
  • Fresh: 115
  • Rotten: 57
  • Average Rating: 6.4/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Some people will see The Pursuit of Happyness as a glorification of capitalism, but the movie is much less about 'getting' than it is about 'not having.' – Stephanie Zacharek, Salon.com, Jul 7, 2010

Fresh: Will Smith has the right quality for the role -- he's an easy man to root for -- but he augments this by channeling some inner quality of desperation and need. – Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle, Dec 30, 2006

Fresh: A movie star who can slip easily into high-beam mode, Smith gives a restrained and nuanced turn. – Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer, Jun 24, 2010

Rotten: The Pursuit of Happyness can't imagine anything worse than being poor. Except maybe being surrounded by poor people. – Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews

An inspirational movie, sure to touch anyone's heart...

First of all, let me say THANK YOU SO MUCH iTUNES! I have waited for so long for this movie and it's finally on iTunes. I fell in love with this movie the first time I watched it. It features Will Smith, a man struggling to climb his way up the financial ladder in order to support his family in his own ongoing pursuit of happiness. When his wife, Linda, can't take this struggle anymore, she leaves Chris (Will Smith) who, with his son, must find a way to overcome their depression and reach a financial level where they can live happily together. An excellent movie which has personally become my favorite film of all time. It's inspirational, heart-felt, and filled with emotion to the very end. Well done, Will Smith.

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Wonderful!

Really worth watching! It's so moving and sad but not pitYful :) because the values of courage and fighting for and believing in your dreams are enforced. It shows how you have to recognize grace in disguise to help yourself (you'll see the little boy's joke about a drowning man...).Will Smith and his son are wonderful and Mr Smith interprets despair, shame, fear and courage with such dignity! Part of this true story could happen to anyone so it makes you think! Great job everyone who participated in making this movie, five stars!!! (I admire the man to whom it really happened! You're a real example of courage, sir)!

The Pursuit of Happyness
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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2007

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