The Pursuit of Happiness (2001)


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A man with little passion for either his job or his wife gets a wake-up call in this independently produced romantic comedy. Frank Whaley plays Alan, an L.A.-based advertising executive currently being wooed by a tech firm in Seattle. He's about to move himself and his significant other (Dawn Eason) to the rainier climate when, upon returning from the interview, he finds she's left him for another man (Adam Baldwin, at that). Uncertain of anything anymore, Alan tries to find solace in friends … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Directed By:
Written By: John Robert Zaring, John Zaring
On DVD: May 20, 2003
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as Alan Oliver

as Marissa Kiley

as Tracy Jennings

as Mike Hathaway

as Ace Charlesworth

as Renee O'Malley

as Paul Kiley

as Janet Monroe

as Lorraine Conrad

as Calvin Dirrod

as Devin Quinn

as Minister
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All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | July 22, 2008
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Full Review… | July 31, 2003
Los Angeles Times
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Presented in an endearingly straightforward fashion and features a handful of performances that manage to elevate the familiarity into something capably entertaining.

Full Review… | June 8, 2003

Full Review… | December 6, 2005
Film Threat

September 12, 2005

Full Review… | August 19, 2003
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Audience Reviews for The Pursuit of Happiness

Interesting romantic drama, not a great film but it sure has it's moments. Frank Whaley does a fine job. In looking at his bio on IMDB, he has made a lot of film appearances, but can never recall ever seeing him in anything. A few slow stretches keep this film from being completely successful, but worth a look.

James Higgins

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