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Still shot from the movie: The Pursuit of Happyness.

The Pursuit of Happyness

Based on a true story, Chris Gardner (Will Smith) is a salesman who is literally on his last dollar. After his wife (Thandie Newton) leaves him, he and his son (Jaden Smith -- Will's real-life boy) are left to live on the streets of San Francisco while he determines to get his life in order. Facing countless obstacles, this powerful story reaffirms the importance of hard work and the will to survive. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: A-
Violence: B+
Sexual Content: B+
Language: C-
Drugs/Alcohol: B+
Theater Release: 14 Dec 2006
Video Release: 26 Mar 2007
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Home Video Extra Features

DVD Release Date: 27 March 2007

The Pursuit of Happyness releases on DVD with some in-depth, behind-the-scenes bonus extras, sure to make fans smile. These include a commentary by director Gabriele Muccino, an onscreen and off look at actor Will Smith and his co-star son Christopher Syre Smith, a conversation with Chris Gardner—The Man Behind the Movie, a featurette titled Making Pursuit: An Italian Take on the American Dream, a peek Inside the Rubik’s Cube, and an audio only track of the song I Can. The movie’s audio tracks are available in English (5.1 Dolby Digital) and French (5.1 Dolby Digital), with subtitles in English, French and Spanish.

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