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The Pursuit of Happyness Movie Review Summary

Actors: Will Smith, Dan Castellaneta, Thandie Newton, Kevin West and Jaden Smith

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Despite Chris' valiant attempts to help keep the family afloat, the mother (Thandie Newton) of his five-year-old son Christopher (Jaden Christopher Syre Smith) is buckling under the constant strain of financial pressure. No longer able to cope, she reluctantly decides to leave.
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Chris, now a single father, continues to doggedly pursue a better-paying job using every sales skill he knows. He lands an internship at a prestigious stock brokerage firm, and although there is no salary, he accepts, hopeful he will end the program with a job and a promising future.

Without a financial cushion, Chris and his son are soon evicted from their apartment.

The review of this Movie prepared by Hoddie Cheung



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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Getting ahead in:    -   business    -   wall street Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Poverty story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   unemployed Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Black american

Setting

United States    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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