The Pursuit of Happyness

Release December 15, 2006 (Wide)
Cast Will Smith, Jaden Smith, Thandie Newton, Dan Castellaneta, Kevin West, Rebecca Philipsen
Director Gabriele Muccino
Writer Steve Conrad
Genres Drama
Studio Columbia Pictures
Length 117 mins.


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.

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