2007 Academy Award nominated Will Smith (Hitch, Independance Day, Men in Black) stars alongside his real-life son in The Pursuit of Happyness. It is the rousing true-life story of a single dad who went from living on the streets to working on Wall Street in order to provide a better life for his family.A heart-warming and at times gut-wrenching story of family, persistence and the importance of dreams, Smith's character proves that the phrase 'never give up' is true. Co-starring Thandie Newton (Crash, Mission Impossible 2) and introducing Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith's seven year old son Jaden Christopher Syre Smith, The Pursuit of Happyness is an inspiring story that will ring true with anyone who has ever been forced to face adversity head on.Direct from its successful release at the Australian box office and nominated for two Golden Globes The Pursuit of Happyness is a must-see DVD for those who have ever had the courage to follow their dreams and is a feel good family drama in the tradition of Forrest Gump and Life as a House.
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WILL SMITH delivers a perfectly pitched performance (Ethan Alter, Film Journal International) in this moving tale inspired by the true story of Chris Gardner a San Francisco salesman who went from living on the streets to working on Wall Street. After his girlfriend Linda (THANDIE NEWTON) walks out on him, Chris is forced to raise his 5 year old son (JADEN SMITH) on his own. But without a real income, life brings on a whole new series of challenges for him. Now, with the love and trust of his son and with newly imbued self confidence, Chris must rise above his obstacles to build a new future for himself and his son. Inspirational, heart warming and poignant, THE PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS is an stoundingly powerful rags to riches tale (Phil Villarreal, Arizona Daily Star) that will stay with you long after the credits roll.
This is a Region B disc, the local region for Australia.