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“The Pursuit of Happyness” is a 2006 biographical drama film directed by and starring and his son in the lead roles. The movie is based on the true story of Chris Gardner, a struggling salesman who becomes homeless with his son and eventually becomes a successful stockbroker.

The movie portrays the challenges faced by Gardner as he tries to provide for himself and his son, while also pursuing his dream of becoming a stockbroker. Despite facing numerous obstacles, including poverty, homelessness, and discrimination, Gardner never gives up and continues to work hard towards achieving his goals.

The film explores themes such as the American Dream, determination, perseverance, and the importance of family. It has been praised for its powerful performances by and , as well as its inspiring and uplifting message.

“The Pursuit of Happyness” was a commercial success and received positive reviews from critics, who praised its heartfelt storytelling and emotional depth. It was nominated for several awards, including the Academy Award for Best Actor for .

Directed by ,
Screenplay by Steven Conrad
Based on The Pursuit of Happyness
by Chris Gardner
Quincy Troupe
Produced by Todd Black Jason Blumenthal James Lassiter Steve Tisch
Starring ,, ,
Cinematography Phedon Papamichael
Edited by Hughes Winborne
Music by Andrea Guerra
Production
companies
Columbia Pictures Relativity Media Overbrook Entertainment Escape Artists
Distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing
Release date December 15, 2006
Running time 117 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $55 million
Box office $307.1 million

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