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The Pursuit of Happyness

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The Pursuit of Happyness

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
117 minutes
Wide Release Date:
12/15/06
performer:
Jaden Smith, Will Smith, Thandie Newton
director:
Gabriele Muccino
distributor:
Sony Pictures Entertainment
author:
Steve Conrad
genre:
Drama

We gave it a B+

Will Smith, in a beautiful performance, slows himself down to play Chris Gardner, an earnest fellow who attempts to achieve middle-class solidity by becoming a stockbroker. Set in 1981, this shrewdly touching movie speaks to the anxieties of our own time, and what hooks you is how specific it is about one man’s economic perils.

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