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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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Caught in a vicious cycle of overdue bills and a lack of funds, Chris Gardner finds himself coping with irate landlords, an exasperated spouse, and growing financial demands. His money issues cause him to stiff a taxi driver who in turn threatens to kill him. He also argues with a property-owner and gets into a scuffle in the line-up at a shelter. His wife is seen in her bra while dressing for work. Later she is shown smoking. A sexual expletive is written on a storefront wall and his young son repeats the word, but his dad tells him not to say it again. Other infrequent profanities are also included.

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