The Pursuit of Happyness

The Pursuit of Happyness (2006) PG-13
A poignant, inspiring film that is based on Chris Gardner’s true story of overcoming huge odds to found his own highly successful investment firm. In 1981, Gardner (Will Smith) watched his business selling bone density scanners decline along with his marriage. He accepts an unpaid internship with Dean Witter as a chance to improve his life and his young son’s, for whom he has custody. Together Gardner and his young son endure many hardships, including homelessness, as Gardner pursues his dream.

Check out Chris Gardner’s autobiography of the same name. You can also read a Business Week article.

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