Why to Watch - The Pursuit of Happyness

A movie that breaks you and uplifts you simultaneously. I already love this movie but I feel like if I was a father then this movie would be even more emotional. I’ll check back in 9 months.



The Pursuit of Happyness Biography, Drama | 117min | December 15, 2006 (United States) 8.0
Director: Gabriele MuccinoWriter: Steve ConradStars: Will Smith, Thandiwe Newton, Jaden SmithSummary: Based on a true story about a man named Christopher Gardner. Gardner has invested heavily in a device known as a "bone density scanner". He feels like he has it made selling these devices. However, they do not sell well as they are marginally better than x-ray at a much higher price. As Gardner works to make ends meet, his wife leaves him and he loses his apartment. Forced to live out in the streets with his son, Gardner continues to sell bone density scanners while concurrently taking on an unpaid internship as a stockbroker, with slim chances for advancement to a paid position. Before he can receive pay, he needs to outshine the competition through 6 months of training, and to sell his devices to stay afloat. —John Wiggins, Alf Fonz


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