Dec 13, 2006

Party KC Picks Your Flick

The Pursuit of Happyness
PG13, Drama, 1hr 56min
Opens on December 15, 2006
Will Smith,
Thandie Newton,
Jaden Christopher Smith

The rousing, true-life story of a single dad who went from living on the streets to working on Wall Street is brought to the big screen by superstar Will Smith, appearing for the first time opposite his real-life son Jaden Smith.

Set in early-'80s San Francisco, the film charts the hard times and eventual comeback of Chris Gardner, a divorced salesman who wins custody of his son, but finds that providing for the two of them is a challenge in the increasingly unstable economic climate.

He struggles to work his way from unpaid intern at Dean Witter to something more substantial, even as life continues to offer him setbacks. Making his Hollywood debut, Italian director Gabriele Muccino was championed by Will Smith for the project.

~ Michael Hastings, All Movie Guide