Release Date: December 15, 2006
Studio: Columbia Pictures
Director: Gabriele Muccino
Screenwriter: Steve Conrad
Starring: Will Smith, Thandie Newton, Jaden Smith
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for some language)
“Don’t ever let somebody tell you you can’t do something. …You got a dream, you gotta protect it… If you want something, go get it. Period.”
In Columbia Pictures’ “The Pursuit of Happyness,” 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 living in shelters, in pursuit of his dream of a better life for the two of them.