Will's pursuit of happiness
PUBLISHED: 14:10 10 January 2007 | UPDATED: 10:25 24 May 2010
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
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.