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Monday, May 25, 2015

Movie Night - "The Pursuit of Happyness"

This time the participants of the Movie Night enjoyed watching an American biographical drama movie. 
'The Pursuit of Happyness' is a film based on Chris Gardner's nearly one-year struggle with homelessness. Directed by Gabriele Muccino, the film features Will Smith as Gardner, a homeless salesman. Smith's son Jaden Smith co-stars, making his film debut as Gardner's son, Christopher Jr. Will Smith and Jaden Smith later appeared together in the movie “After Earth”.

The screenplay by Steven Conrad is based on the best-selling memoir written by Gardner with Quincy Troupe. For his performance, Smith was nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for Best Actor.

The unusual spelling of the film's title comes from a mural that Gardner sees on the wall outside the daycare facility his son attends. He complains to the owner of the daycare that "happiness" is incorrectly spelled as "happyness" and needs to be changed.

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