Win tickets to the Odeon, Weston
The Weston & Somerset Mercury has teamed up with the Odeon, Weston, to offer two lucky readers the chance to each win a pair of tickets to see any film of their choice, subject to availability
ACTION hero Will Smith abandons his guns and fast cars to star alongside his own son in a heart-wrenching new drama.In The Pursuit of Happyness, he plays Chris Gardner, a bright and talented salesman who is struggling to make ends meet.Despite his attempts to help keep his family afloat, the mother (Thandie Newton) of his five-year-old son Christopher (Jaden Smith) buckles under the constant strain of financial pressure and reluctantly decides to leave.Chris, now a single father, continues to pursue a better paying job using every sales skill he knows. Eventually he accepts an internship at a prestigious stock brokerage firm. Although there is no salary, he aims to end the programme with a job and a promising future. But without a financial cushion, Chris and his son are soon evicted from their apartment and forced to sleep in shelters, bus stations, bathrooms, or wherever they can find refuge for the night.Despite his troubles, Chris continues to honour his commitment as a loving and caring father, using the affection and trust his son has placed in him to overcome the obstacles he faces.* THE Weston & Somerset Mercury has teamed up with the Odeon, Weston, to offer two lucky readers the chance to each win a pair of tickets to see any film of their choice, subject to availability.To enter, please answer the following question: Which young actor plays the son of Chris Gardner in The Pursuit of Happyness? * Closes: 9 am on January 18.Usual Archant rules apply and the editor's decision is final.