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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.
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The Pursuit of Happyness is rated PG-13 for some language.
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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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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 Rubiks 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.