Movie Review - The Pursuit of Happyness

The Pursuit of Happyness

Director: Gabriele Muccino
Starring: Will Smith, Jaden Smith
Released: 2006
Own/Rent: Library
Reason for watching: I like Will Smith.
Rating: 5/5

Comments: WOW. What a fabulous rags to riches story. Based on a true story of a man who made it from homelessness with his 5-year old son to business success. It was funny, heartwarming, heartbreaking and inspiring. This movie leaves you with the feeling that if you tried you could make it too. It also makes you feel like whatever your problems are, if this man could make it through his problems you can certainly make it through your own. So definitely one of those feel good movies. But also a very sad movie, at times. Watching the main character try to provide a place to sleep each night for his son was heartbreaking. It has been a long time since I cried while watching a movie, but the scene where they spent the night in the subway washroom had me weeping. Highly recommended!


  1. I watched this a few months ago and really enjoyed it. Will Smith was wonderful in it!

  2. This is such a great movie. The setting brought back quite a few memories of my time in San Francisco, I admit. It was worth watching just for that!


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