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The Pursuit of Happyness Will Smith, in a beautiful performance, slows himself down to play Chris Gardner, an earnest fellow who attempts to achieve middle-class solidity by...The Pursuit of HappynessDramaPT117MPG-13 Will Smith, in a beautiful performance, slows himself down to play Chris Gardner, an earnest fellow who attempts to achieve middle-class solidity by...2006-12-31Thandie NewtonSony Pictures Entertainment
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The Pursuit of Happyness

Genre: Drama; Starring: Jaden Smith, Will Smith, Thandie Newton; Director: Gabriele Muccino; Author: Steve Conrad; Release Date Wide: 12/15/2006; Runtime (in minutes): 117; MPAA Rating: PG-13; Distributor: Sony Pictures Entertainment

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.

Originally posted December 31 2006 — 12:00 AM EST

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