The Pursuit of Happyness is like every other rags to riches story. The only difference is, that this is based on a true story, where most of these types of films would be fiction. This is the true story of Chris Gardner a down on his luck salesman who tries to make ends meet for his family. Gardner faces some hard times as he is forced into homelessness after being evicted from his apartment. Chris Gardner applies for a stockbroker internship, and slowly but surely he is able to find his way. Will Smith portrayal as Chris Gardner is phenomenal and I loved his departure from the usual action films he stars in, this was a different type of role for him, and he pulled it off very well. Pursuit Of Happyness is a poignant film, but it does manage to make you feel good by the films closing. Most importantly, it doesn't try to manipulate your emotions. This is a film that does have a few comical moments to ease the sadness of the overall film. A very heartwarming film, The Pursuit Of Happyness is the true story of Chris Gardner who seeked a better life for himself and his son, and in the end he succeeded in doing just that. This is one of Smith's best films, and for me, at least it shows that he's able to branch in other genres of film other than action. I'm not normally impressed with Will Smith, but as Chris Gardner he's perfect. Director Gabriele Muccino's Hollywood debut as a director is an impressive uplifting drama about seeking to pursue a better life. Though not a perfect film by any means, Happyness still manages to be a well acted film with a solid plot. It's very uplifting to see the character, Chris Gardner go from being down on his luck to heading down the right path for a better life. Unlike most feel good films, The Pursuit Of Happyness doesn't feel sappy or corny due to Will Smith impressive performance. A terrific film with a great message.