The Pursuit of Happyness

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The Pursuit of Happyness is a 2006 American drama movie. It was written about Chris Gardner's struggles of being a homeless man.

Release Dates[change | change source]

Country Premiere
 Canada 15 December 2006
 Croatia 15 December 2006
Mexico Mexico 15 December 2006
 United States 15 December 2006
 Australia 11 January 2007
 United Kingdom 12 January 2007
Republic of Ireland Ireland 12 January 2007
 Italy 12 January 2007
 Germany 18 January 2007
 Israel 18 January 2007
 Japan 27 January 2007
 France 31 January 2007
 Argentina 1 February 2007
 Netherlands 1 February 2007
 Portugal 1 February 2007
 Brazil 2 February 2007
 Denmark 2 February 2007
 Spain 2 February 2007
 Belgium 7 February 2007
 Egypt 7 February 2007
 Kuwait 7 February 2007
 Czech Republic 8 February 2007
 Bulgaria 9 February 2007
 Estonia 9 February 2007
 Finland 9 February 2007
 Iceland 9 February 2007
 Latvia 9 February 2007
 Norway 9 February 2007
 Poland 9 February 2007
 Venezuela 9 February 2007
 Hungary 15 February 2007
 Slovakia 15 February 2007
 South Africa 16 February 2007
 Greece 22 February 2007
 Thailand 22 February 2007
 Colombia 23 February 2007
 South Korea 1 March 2007
 Malaysia 1 March 2007
 Singapore 1 March 2007
 Sweden 2 March 2007
 Turkey 2 March 2007
 Ukraine 8 March 2007
 Hong Kong 22 March 2007
 Serbia 22 March 2007
 Russia 22 March 2007
 Panama 23 March 2007

Cast[change | change source]

Actors[change | change source]

Will Smith

is an American actor; he is also a hip-hop artist. He won the Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations; he also won a number of Grammy Awards in music. He is one of the few successes in three major entertainment media - film, television and music at the same time the artist.

Jaden Smith

was born on July 8, 1998 in the United States of Los Angeles, California. He is the son of Will Smith. In 2006, he and his father together in the "pursuit of happyness", his good performance made him the rare child star. He has a bright future

Chris Gardner in the movie[change | change source]

The movie’s main character--Chris Gardner is a good husband, a good father. His wife left him because their life is too hard. Gardner brought up his son only by himself. He wants to change his life for himself and for the person who loves him. When he tries to get the job, he has no pay so he goes to work and sell his “Bone mineral density treatment instrument” at the same time. Everyday, he brings his son to go to the church to find a place to live. He just does the same thing everyday and at last, he is successful. He is just such a person. He is hopeful, kind. If he wants to do something, he must keep fighting until he gets the thing he wants. He has his dream and his son to support him. His son told to him:” you are a good papa.” This sentence instead of everything!

Plot[change | change source]

This movie is based on a true story about a man named Chris Gardner. Gardner has invested in a device called "Bone Density scanner". He feels like that he can achieve success from it. However, they do not sell as they are marginally better than the current technology at a much higher price. On top of that, one of these does not work. As Gardner tries to figure out on how to fix the faulty one and sell the others, his wife leaves him, he loses his house, his bank account, and credit cards. Forced to live out in the streets with his son, Gardner is now desperate to find a steady job. He is good at math and interpersonal relation. With his persistence and Jay Twistle’s help, he takes on a job as a stockbroker, but before he can receive pay, he needs to go through 6 months of training, and to sell his devices. In these 6 months, Gardner learns about the stockbroker all the time. He reads books in the dim light in the evening, on the underground, on the street. Besides learning, he has to find shelters for him and his son every afternoon. One day, they don’t find a shelter, they stay in a toilet at a subway station. Everything comes to him who waits. He beats the other 20 people and takes the job. Later he sets up his own corporation.

Music[change | change source]

The soundtrack of the movie was released on January 9, 2007.

No. Title Length
1. "Opening"   3:09
2. "Being Stupid"   1:39
3. "Oeee Balle Balle shakti"   1:30
4. "Trouble At Home"   1:30
5. "Rubiks Cube Taxi"   1:53
6. "Park Chase"   2:29
7. "Linda Leaves"   4:02
8. "Night At Police Station"   1:36
9. "Possibly"   1:45
10. "Where's My Shoe"   4:20
11. "To The Game/Touchdown"   1:37
12. "Locked Out"   2:20
13. "Dinosaurs"   2:40
14. "Homeless"   1:55
15. "Happyness"   3:50
16. "Welcome Chris"   3:45
Total length:

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