11 January 2007
Starring Will Smith, Jayden Smith, Thandie Newton.
Directed by Gabriele Muccino.
Classification: M, 117 mins.
Official Site: http://www.sonypictures.com/movies/thepursuitofhappyness/
Chris Gardner (Will Smith) is a marginally employed salesman and a single father, struggling with the mother (Thandie Newton) of his five-year-old son (Jaden Smith). When they are evicted from their apartment, Gardner finds himself alone with his son in San Francisco and no place to go. Even when Gardner lands an intern position at a prestigious stock brokerage firm, it pays no money. Forced to live in shelters, enduring many hardships as he goes through their program, Chris refuses to let this dampen his spirits as he pursues his dream of security for himself and his son.