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Gabriele Muccino

The Pursuit of Happyness


A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he's poised to begin a life-changing professional career

  • Director: Gabriele Muccino
  • Main Cast: Will Smith, Jaden Smith, Thandiwe Newton, Brian Howe
  • Soundtrack: Andrea Guerra
  • Cinematography: Phedon Papamichael
  • Screenplay: Steve Conrad
  • Cinema Premiere: December 14, 2006

What do the critics think?


5 reviews of The Pursuit of Happyness (2007)

  • 1. Aftonbladet
    8 / 10

    Power is in the act of buying it. For this is the ultimate story of the American dream. And it sticks in the heart. Perhaps because it is a little, a little messy. - Karolina Fjellborg

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  • 2. Sydsvenskan
    6 / 10

    Will Smith plays against his son in the film "The Pursuit of Happyness". The father-son relationship is largely the film's strongest element. - Boel Gerell

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  • 3. Ciné
    5 / 10

    "The Pursuit of Happyness" is one of the few American films that shows how people live and survive. It is a film that admires a smart stockbroker, but also has empathy for a homeless alcoholic. - Martin Steijer

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  • 4. Svenska Dagbladet
    5 / 10

    "The Pursuit of Happyness" is based on a true story and yet another version of the American success story, where the little person spits in their fists and works their way up against all odds with their family's best interests in mind. - Karoline Eriksson

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  • 5. Moviezine
    4 / 10

    "The Pursuit of Happyness" is not a bad film, but it is a bit too overstated and has too many flat supporting characters, which means it doesn't engage as much as it could have. - Johan Lindström

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World-Wide Box Office Revenue

Box Office

The Pursuit of Happyness has earned a total of 307 127 625 dollars from cinemas across the world (the global box office).