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The Pursuit of Happyness

(DVD) 2007, Grades 7 – Adult, 117 minutes, Closed-Captioned, Columbia Pictures
Will Smith stars as in this movie inspired by the true story of Chris Gardner, a San Francisco salesman struggling to build a future for himself and his 5-year-old son Christopher. When his girlfriend Linda walks out, Chris is left to raise Christopher on his own. Chris’ determination finally pays off when he lands an unpaid internship in a brutally competitive stockbroker-training program, where only one in twenty interns will make the cut. Without a salary, Chris and his son are evicted from their apartment and are forced to sleep on the streets, in homeless shelters and even behind the locked doors of a metro station bathroom. With self-confidence and the love and trust of his son, Chris rises above his obstacles to become a Wall Street legend.

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