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The Pursuit of Happyness

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The Pursuit of Happyness
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116 min.
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United States United States
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Drama | Based on a true story. 1980s. Business & Stock Exchange. Job/Employment
Synopsis
Chris Gardner (Will Smith) is a family man struggling to make ends meet. Despite his valiant attempts to help keep the family afloat, the mother (Thandie Newton) of his five-year-old son Christopher (Jaden Christopher Syre Smith) is buckling under the constant strain of financial pressure. No longer able to cope, she reluctantly decides to leave. Chris, now a single father, continues to doggedly pursue a better-paying job using every sales skill he knows. He lands an internship at a prestigious stock brokerage firm, and although there is no salary, he accepts, hopeful he will end the program with a job and a promising future. Without a financial cushion, Chris and his son are soon evicted from their apartment and forced to sleep in shelters, bus stations, bathrooms or wherever they can find refuge for the night.

Despite his troubles, Chris continues to honor his commitment as a loving and caring father, using the affection and trust his son has placed in him as an impetus to overcome the obstacles he faces.

US release date: 15 december 2006.
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Awards
2006: Nominated for Oscar: Best Actor (Will Smith)
2006: 2 Nominations for Golden Globe: Best Actor, Original Song
2006: 2 Nominations for Critics' Choice Awards: Best Actor and Young Actor
2006: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): Nominated for Best Actor (Will Smith)
2006: Chicago Film Critics Association: Nominated for Best Actor (Will Smith)
2006: David di Donatello Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Film
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The Pursuit of Happyness
2006
Gabriele Muccino
7.4
(84,035)
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