The Pursuit of Happyness


Set back in the early 1980s, a self-employed salesman is having trouble making ends meet. He decides to switch to a career in finance, but on the day of his job interview, his wife decides to leave him, and take their little son with her. He resists, and ends up having to look after the boy. However, things are not good at work, and without an income, he finds that life gets increasingly impossible. He perseveres against terrible odds before emerging victorious. The film is based on a true story.

117 minutes.
All ages.
Biographical, Drama.

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Credits

Cast
Will Smith, Jaden Smith, Thandie Newton, Brian Howe, James Karen, Dan Castellaneta
Director
Gabriele Muccino
MusicSteve Conrad
CinematographyAndrea Guerra
EditingPhedon Papamichael
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SA distributorSter-Kinekor
Made in2006
Produced byOverbrook Entertainment, Escape Artists, Columbia Pictures Corporation, Relativity Media

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageVery mild and infrequent
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceNone
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsNone
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Adjusted Childcare Action Project (CAP) Report (USA)

CategoryScore (-50 to 50)
Wanton Violence / Crime
26
Impudence / Hate
-50
Sexual Immorality
35
Drugs / Alcohol
35
Offence to God
50
Murder / Suicide
50
Final score
24

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
2
Violence
2
Blood / Gore / Gross
1
Guns / Weapons
0
Profanity
4
Alcohol / Drugs
1
Smoking
3
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
2
Frightening / Tense Scenes
2
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
4
Music (Scary/Tense)
0
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
3


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Diane de Beer
15
Die Burger
Laetitia Pople
10
Cape Times
Kevin Crust
10
iAfrica.com
Nils van der Linden
13
The Citizen
Bruce Dennill
14
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
10
BBC
Paul Arendt
10
Box Office
Mark Keizer
8
eye Weekly
Jason Anderson
5
ReelViews
James Berardinelli
10
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers
15
ScreenIt
9

What the People say

Internet
9104 Netizens
15

Average .. 55%

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