Pursuit of Happyness, The

Lists: Drama, Biopic

Brief Synopsis: "Based on a true story about a man named Christopher Gardner, who has invested heavily in a device known as a "Bone Density scanner". However, the devices do not sell as they are just marginally better than the current technology at a much higher price. As Gardner tries to figure out how to sell them, his wife leaves him, he loses his house, his bank account, and credit cards. Forced to live out in the streets with his son, Gardner is now desperate to find a steady job; he takes on a job as a stockbroker, but before he can receive pay, he needs to go through 6 months of training, and to sell his devices."

Overall Ranking: 1615 (Rank from 2006: # 28)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 25%
Regular 50%
Half-Popped 25%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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People Involved

  • Will Smith (Chris Gardner)
  • Thandie Newton (Linda)
  • Dan Castellaneta (Alan Frakesh)
  • Brian Howe (Jay Twistle)
  • James Karen (Martin Frohm)
  • Takayo Fischer (Mrs. Chu)
  • Mark Christopher Lawrence (Wayne)
  • Kurt Fuller (Walter Ribbon)
  • Domenic Bove (Tim Ribbon)
  • Jaden Smith (Christopher)
  • Adam Del Rio (Stephen Bonner)
  • David Fine (Rodney)
  • Chandler Bolt (Punk)
  • Gabriele Muccino (Director)