THE PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS 11PM, TDT
A down- and- out dad ( Will Smith) must pay the bills and fi nd shelter for his young son while staking his entire livelihood on a six- month spell as an unpaid trainee stockbroker. Though misery is piled upon misery in this tension- riddled tearjerker, remembering such incredible misfortune is based on a true story will snatch respect from the jaws of ridicule. The key here is the gracefully subtle performance of Smith, who gently carries his character’s humble determination as if it is made of crystal glass. Smith’s son in the picture is played by one of his own, then eight- year- old Jaden.