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Pursuit Of Happyness, The
Genre: Drama

Reviewed In Issue 119 (Apr 2007) Of Widescreen Review®

Will Smith, Thandie Newton, Brian Howe, James Karen, Dan Castellaneta, Kurt Fuller & Jaden Christopher Syre Smith

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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Special Features
Special features include commentary with Director Gabriele Muccino, a 17-1/2-minute Making Pursuit: An Italian Take On The American Dream featurette with the film

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 15085
(MPAA Rating): PG-13
(Rating Reason):

For some language
(Retail Price): $28.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 117
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2006
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 03/27/07
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Gabriele Muccino
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
After salesman Chris Gardner (Will Smith) earns an unpaid internship at Dean Witter, his life begins to spiral out of control. In The Pursuit Of Happyness, Chris is determined to protect and keep his young son Christopher (Jaden Smith) safe at any cost, even as he finds himself homeless and living on the streets of San Francisco. Inspired by a true story. (Tricia Spears)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.40:1 DVD exhibits a bold, rich picture, with deep blacks and good color fidelity. Details are not captured as well as they are in the best releases, and edge enhancement is noticeable. Heavy film grain can distract from the picture, but this is still a good picture. (Danny Richelieu)

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