Will Smith plays Chris Gardner in Gabriele Muccino’s The Pursuit of Happyness, made in 2006. In this film, Chris Gardner, accompanied by his son Christopher Gardner (Jaden Smith), struggle to get by day-to-day life. After putting all of his eggs in one basket, Chris joins a prestigious stock broking firm as an unpaid intern, only having a 0.05% chance of getting picked for the full-time career at the end of a 6 month trial period. He must navigate day-to-day life cautiously, dealing with eviction, tax seizure, and being arrested. This movie was a roller coaster of emotions. It really paints a wonderful picture of how life would have had to go. Will and Jaden Smith pair amazingly on screen and they steal every scene they are in. The pacing is amazing and the movie does a good job at keeping itself grounded while running us through the life of Chris Gardner. No scene or character feels out of place and the run time is 1 hour 57 minutes, which is perfect. I genuinely have no complaints about this film. I would recommend this movie to anyone who likes dramas.
Dec 13, 2021