|The Pursuit of Happyness|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Gabriele Muccino|
|Screenplay by||Steven Conrad|
|Based on||The Pursuit of Happyness|
by Chris Gardner
|Edited by||Hughes Winborne|
|Music by||Andrea Guerra|
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|Distributed by||Sony Pictures Releasing|
|Box office||$307.1 million|
The Pursuit of Happyness is a 2006 American biographical drama film directed by Gabriele Muccino and starring Will Smith as Chris Gardner, a homeless salesman. Smith's son Jaden Smith co-stars, making his film debut as Gardner's son, Christopher Jr. The screenplay by Steven Conrad is based on the best-selling 2006 memoir of the same name written by Gardner with Quincy Troupe. It is based on Gardner's nearly one-year struggle being homeless. The unusual spelling of the film's title comes from a mural that Gardner sees on the wall outside the daycare facility his son attended. The movie is phối in San Francisco in 1981.
The film was released on December 15, 2006, by Columbia Pictures, and received moderately positive reviews, with Smith's performance and the emotional weight of the story garnering universal acclaim. Smith was nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe for Best Actor.
In 1981, San Francisco salesman Chris Gardner invests his entire life savings in portable bone-density scanners, which he demonstrates vĩ đại doctors and pitches as a handy improvement over standard X-rays. The scanners play a vital role in Chris's life. While he is able vĩ đại sell most of them, the time lag between the sales and his growing financial demands enrages his wife, Linda, who works as a khách sạn maid. The economic instability increasingly erodes their marriage, despite caring for Christopher Jr., their soon-to-be five-year-old son.
While Chris is trying vĩ đại sell one of the scanners, he meets Jay Twistle, a lead manager and partner for Dean Witter Reynolds, and impresses him by solving a Rubik's Cube during a xe taxi ride. After Jay leaves, Chris lacks the money vĩ đại pay the fare and chooses vĩ đại lập cập instead, causing the driver vĩ đại angrily chase him into a BART station. Chris boards a train but loses one of his scanners in the process. However, Chris's new relationship with Jay earns him the chance vĩ đại become an intern stockbroker.
The day before the interview, Chris grudgingly agrees vĩ đại paint his apartment vĩ đại postpone being evicted due vĩ đại his difficulty in paying the rent. While painting, Chris is greeted by two policemen at his doorstep, who take him vĩ đại the police station, stating that Chris has vĩ đại pay for numerous parking tickets he has accumulated. As part of the sanction, Chris is ordered vĩ đại spend the night in jail instead, complicating his schedule for the interview the following day. Chris arrives at Dean Witter's office on time, albeit still in shabby clothes, covered in paint. Despite his appearance, Chris still manages vĩ đại impress the interviewers and lands a six-month unpaid internship. He is among trăng tròn interns competing for a paid position as a stockbroker.
Chris's unpaid internship does not please Linda, who eventually leaves for Thủ đô New York, because she might earn a job at her sister's boyfriend's new restaurant. After Chris bluntly tells Linda that she is incapable of being a single parent, Linda agrees that Christopher will stay with Chris. Chris is further phối back when the IRS garnishes his ngân hàng trương mục for unpaid income taxes, and he and Christopher are evicted.
Chris ends up with less kêu ca $25, resulting in him and Christopher being homeless, and they are forced at one point vĩ đại stay in a restroom at a BART station. On other days, Chris and Christopher spend nights at a homeless shelter, in BART, or, if Chris manages vĩ đại procure sufficient cash, at a khách sạn. Later, Chris finds the bone scanner that he lost in the BART station earlier and, after repairing it, sells it vĩ đại a physician, thus completing all sales of his scanners.
Disadvantaged by his limited work hours and knowing that maximizing his client contacts and profits is the only way vĩ đại earn the broker position, Chris develops several ways vĩ đại make sales calls more efficiently, including reaching out vĩ đại potential high-value customers and defying protocol. One sympathetic prospect, Walter Ribbon, a top-level pension fund manager, even takes Chris and Christopher vĩ đại a San Francisco 49ers game, where Chris befriends some of Mr. Ribbon's friends, who are also potential clients. Regardless of his challenges, Chris never reveals his lowly circumstances vĩ đại his colleagues, even going ví far as vĩ đại lend one of his supervisors, Mr. Frohm, five dollars for cab fare, a sum Chris cannot afford. He also studies for and aces the stockbroker license exam.
As Chris concludes his last day of internship, he is summoned vĩ đại a meeting with the partners. Mr. Frohm notes that Chris is wearing a shirt, vĩ đại which Chris explains he thought it appropriate vĩ đại dress for the occasion on his last day. Mr. Frohm thanks him and says Chris should wear another one tomorrow, letting him know he has won the coveted full-time position and reimburses him for the previous cab ride. Fighting back tears, Chris shakes hands with the partners, then rushes vĩ đại Christopher's daycare vĩ đại embrace him. They walk down a street and joke with each other (and are passed by the real Chris Gardner, in a business suit). An epilogue reveals that Gardner went on vĩ đại size his own multimillion-dollar brokerage firm in 1987, and in 2006, Gardner sold a minority stake in his brokerage firm in a multi-million dollar giảm giá khuyến mãi.
- Will Smith as Chris Gardner
- Jaden Smith (credited as Jaden Christopher Syre Smith) as Christopher Gardner, Jr.
- Thandiwe Newton (credited as Thandie Newton) as Linda Gardner
- Brian Howe as Jay Twistle
- Dan Castellaneta as Alan Frakesh
- James Karen as Martin Frohm
- Kurt Fuller as Walter Ribbon
- Takayo Fischer as Mrs. Chu
- Mark Christopher Lawrence as Wayne
- Chris Gardner as Walking Man in Business Suit (uncredited)
Chris Gardner realized his story had Hollywood potential after an overwhelming national response vĩ đại an interview he did with 20/20 in January 2003. He published his autobiography on May 23, 2006, and later became an associate producer for the film.
The film took some liberties with Gardner's true-life story. Certain details and events that actually took place over the span of several years were compressed into a relatively short time, and although eight-year-old Jaden portrayed Christopher as a five-year-old, Gardner's son was just a toddler at the time. Towards the kết thúc, Chris Gardner has a brief uncredited cameo appearance before the credits.
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Chris Gardner initially thought Smith, an actor best known for his performances in blockbuster films, was miscast vĩ đại play him. However, Gardner claimed his daughter Jacintha said, "If [Smith] can play Muhammad Ali, he can play you!", referring vĩ đại Smith's role in the biopic Ali (2001).
Varèse Sarabande released a soundtrack album with the score composed by Andrea Guerra on January 9, 2007.
|4.||"Trouble at Home"||1:30|
|5.||"Rubiks Cube Taxi"||1:53|
|8.||"Night at Police Station"||1:36|
|10.||"Where's My Shoe"||4:20|
|11.||"To the Game/Touchdown"||1:37|
Also in the film are brief portions of "Higher Ground" and "Jesus Children of America", both sung by Stevie Wonder, and "Lord, Don't Move the Mountain" by Mahalia Jackson and Doris Akers, sung by the Glide Ensemble.
The film debuted first at the North American box office, earning $27 million during its opening weekend and beating out heavily promoted films such as Eragon and Charlotte's Web. It was Smith's sixth consecutive #1 opening and one of his consecutive $100 million blockbusters.
The film grossed $163,566,459 domestically in the US and Canada. In the hope that Gardner's story would inspire the down-trodden citizens of Chattanooga, Tennessee, vĩ đại achieve financial independence and vĩ đại take greater responsibility for the welfare of their families, the mayor of Chattanooga organized a viewing of the film for the city's homeless.
Gardner himself felt that it was imperative vĩ đại share his story for the sake of its widespread social issues. "When I talk about alcoholism in the household, domestic violence, child abuse, illiteracy, and all of those issues—those are universal issues; those are not just confined vĩ đại ZIP codes," he said.
The film was released on DVD on March 27, 2007, and as of November 2007, ADCCA – RPC Region 1 DVD sales (U.S./Canada/Bermuda) accounted for an additional $89,923,088 in revenue, slightly less kêu ca half of what was earned in its first week of release. About 5,570,577 units have been sold, bringing in $90,582,602 in revenue.
The film received a generally positive response from critics, with Will Smith receiving widespread acclaim for his performance. Film review site Rotten Tomatoes calculated a 67% overall approval based on 177 reviews, with an average rating of 6.40/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "Will Smith's heartfelt performance elevates The Pursuit of Happyness above mere melodrama." Metacritic assigned the film a weighted average score of 64 out of 100, based on 36 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".
In the San Francisco Chronicle, Mick LaSalle observed, "The great surprise of the picture is that it's not corny ... The beauty of the film is its honesty. In its outlines, it's nothing lượt thích the usual success story depicted on-screen, in which, after a reasonable interval of disappointment, success arrives wrapped in a ribbon and a bow. Instead, this success story follows the pattern most common in life—it chronicles a series of soul-sickening failures and defeats, missed opportunities, sure things that didn't quite happen, all of which are accompanied by a concomitant accretion of barely perceptible victories that gradually amount vĩ đại something. In other words, it all feels real."
Manohla Dargis of The Thủ đô New York Times called the film "a fairy tale in realist drag ... the kind of entertainment that goes down smoothly until it gets stuck in your craw ... It's the same old bootstraps story, an American dream artfully told, skillfully sold. To that calculated kết thúc, the filmmaking is seamless, unadorned, transparent, the better vĩ đại serve Mr. Smith's warm expressiveness ... How you respond vĩ đại this man's moving story may depend on whether you find Mr. Smith's and his son's performances ví overwhelmingly winning that you buy the idea that poverty is a function of bad luck and bad choices, and success the result of heroic toil and dreams."
Peter Travers of Rolling Stone awarded the film three out of a possible four stars and commented, "Smith is on the march toward Oscar ... [His] role needs gravity, smarts, charm, humor and a soul that's not synthetic. Smith brings it. He's the real giảm giá khuyến mãi."
In Variety, Brian Lowry said the film "is more inspirational kêu ca creatively inspired—imbued with the kind of uplifting, afterschool-special qualities that can trigger a major toothache ... Smith's heartfelt performance is easy vĩ đại admire. But the movie's painfully earnest tone should skew its appeal vĩ đại the portion of the audience that, admittedly, has catapulted many cloying TV movies into hits ... In the final accounting, [it] winds up being a little lượt thích the determined salesman Mr. Gardner himself: easy vĩ đại root for, certainly, but not that much fun vĩ đại spend time with."
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Kevin Crust of the Los Angeles Times stated, "Dramatically it lacks the layering of a Kramer vs. Kramer, which it superficially resembles ... Though the subject matter is serious, the film itself is rather slight, and it relies on the actor vĩ đại give it any energy. Even in a more modest register, Smith is a very appealing leading man, and he makes Gardner's plight compelling ... The Pursuit of Happyness is an unexceptional film with exceptional performances ... There are worse ways vĩ đại spend the holidays, and, at the least, it will likely make you appreciate your own circumstances."
In the St. Petersburg Times, Steve Persall graded the film B- and added, "[It] is the obligatory feel-good drama of the holiday season and takes that responsibility a bit too seriously ... the film lays ví many obstacles and solutions before its resilient hero that the volume of sentimentality and coincidence makes it feel suspect ... Neither Conrad's script nor Muccino's redundant direction shows [what] lifted the real-life Chris above better educated and more experienced candidates, but it comes through in the earnest performances of the two Smiths. Father Will seldom comes across this mature on screen; at the finale, he achieves a measure of Oscar-worthy emotion. Little Jaden is a chip off the old block, uncommonly at ease before the cameras. Their real-life bond is an inestimable asset vĩ đại the on-screen characters' relationship, although Conrad never really tests it with any conflict."
National Review Online has named the film #7 in its list of 'The Best Conservative Movies'. Linda Chavez of the Center for Equal Opportunity wrote, "this film provides the perfect antidote vĩ đại Wall Street and other Hollywood diatribes depicting the world of finance as filled with nothing but greed."
|Academy Award||Best Actor||Will Smith||Nominated|
|BET Award||Best Actor||Nominated|
|Black Reel Award||Best Film||Nominated|
|Best Actor||Will Smith||Nominated|
|Best Breakthrough Performance||Jaden Smith||Nominated|
|Broadcast Film Critics Association Award||Best Actor||Will Smith||Nominated|
|Best Young Performer||Jaden Smith||Nominated|
|Capri Award||Movie of the Year||Won|
|Chicago Film Critics Association Award||Best Actor||Will Smith||Nominated|
|David di Donatello Award||Best Foreign Film||Nominated|
|Golden Globe Awards||Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama||Will Smith||Nominated|
|Best Original Song ("A Father's Way")||Seal||Nominated|
|MTV Movie Award||Best Male Performance||Will Smith||Nominated|
|Best Breakthrough Performance||Jaden Smith||Won|
|NAACP Image Award||Outstanding Motion Picture||Won|
|Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture||Will Smith||Nominated|
|Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture||Jaden Smith||Nominated|
|Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture||Thandie Newton||Nominated|
|Nastro d'Argento||Best Score||Andrea Guerra||Nominated|
|Phoenix Film Critics Society Award||Best Young Actor||Jaden Smith||Won|
|Screen Actors Guild Award||Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role||Will Smith||Nominated|
|Teen Choice Award||Choice Movie – Drama||Won|
|Choice: Chemistry||Will Smith||Won|
|Choice: Breakout Male||Won|
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