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The Pursuit of Happyness

If you like a true rags to riches story, this is the film for you. It involves all the tear jerking sadness of a man whose wife leaves him, his failure to succeed as a salesman and, finally, being evicted from his home and cast out onto the streets with a young child. To add to the drama, it’s a true story!
The film, directed by Gabriele Muccino, stars Will Smith as Chris Gardner, the homeless salesman. Jaden Smith, Will Smith’s son plays Christopher Jr., Gardner’s young son.
They deliver a tremendous performance which is both realistic and heart rending and Chris Gardner’s climb to success demands dedication, hard work and faith, with a bit of good fortune thrown in. Will Smith received universal acclaim and was nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe for best actor.
If you’d like to give it a try, you can find this film on YouTube, Amazon and Netflix. Happy viewing!

 

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