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By Owen Gleiberman
Updated December 31, 2006 at 05:00 AM EST
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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.

The Pursuit of Happyness

type
  • Movie
mpaa
  • PG-13
runtime
  • 117 minutes
director
  • Gabriele Muccino

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