Saturday, December 30, 2006
The Pursuit of Happyness
Will Smith takes a strong dramatic turn in The Pursuit of Happyness. No accent, no homeboy, no smart mouth, just pure drama. I fell in love with Smith as a dramatic actor in Six Degrees of Separation, this is a return to that form. He portrays Chris Gardner, a guy trying to make a living. He has a rough time in sales, but finds a talent as a broker with Dean Witter. He toughs out a six month, unpaid, internship while being soley responsible for his 5 year old son. It is a heart wrenching story, and Smith portrays the struggle well. His young son Jaden does a nice job as, yup, his son.