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The Pursuit of Happyness (2006) 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… 2006-12-15 PG-13 PT117M Drama Jaden Smith Will Smith Thandie Newton Sony Pictures Entertainment
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The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

MPAA Rating: PG-13

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EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Dec 15, 2006; Rated: PG-13; Length: 117 Minutes; Genre: Drama; With: Jaden Smith and Will Smith; 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 Dec 15, 2006 Published in issue #912 Dec 22, 2006 Order article reprints