Ever since “Bad Boys” came out in 1995, Will Smith has made it a point to be the starring role, in at least one blockbuster film a year. Last year it was “Hitch,” but this year it’ll be “The Pursuit of Happyness,” acting along side his son, Jadon Smith.
The Pursuit of Happyness is a true story of a once-homeless single father, Christopher Gardner, who raised himself up to become a successful stock broker.
Chris Gardner is a bright and talented, but marginally employed salesman. Struggling to make ends meet, Gardner finds himself and his five-year-old son evicted from their San Francisco apartment with nowhere to go. When Gardner lands an internship at a prestigious stock brokerage firm, he and his son endure many hardships, including living in shelters, in pursuit of his dream of a better life for the two of them.
Check out the trailer. It’s gonna be a tear-jerker.