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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. »


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

Cast: Will Smith
Studio: 2006 Columbia TriStar Home Video

Detailed Review

Aristotle defined happiness as contemplation. But for people stuck on the street, it can be as simple as a warm meal and a place to sleep. In Chris Gardner's (Will… 
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Why Is The Pursuit of Happyness Rated PG-13?

Caught in a vicious cycle of overdue bills and a lack of funds, Chris Gardner… 
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Many times Chris and his son are shown riding on public transit. What types of… 
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