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The Pursuit of Happyness arrives on DVD and Blu-ray in March

By Patrick Luce Feb 6, 2007, 0:49 GMT

Academy Award nominee Will Smith stars in The Pursuit of Happyness, the heartwarming rags-to-riches story of one man who, for his son, will reach for the impossible, available on DVD, in both widescreen and full-screen formats, and Blu-ray Disc March 27th from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The Pursuit of Happyness will be available for the suggested retail price of $28.95 for DVD and $38.96 for Blu-ray Disc.

To date, film has grossed over $145 million at the box office and Will Smith's performance was nominated for an Oscar, Golden Globe, a SAG award, an NAACP Image award, a Black Reel award and a Broadcast Film Critics Association award. His son Jaden has been nominated as Breakout Star by Black Reel, Best Young Actor by the Broadcast Film Critics Association, and Best Supporting Actor by the NAACP Image Awards, who also recognized Newton with a supporting-actress nomination. The film was nominated for Best Picture by Black Reel and NAACP Image Awards, and "A Father's Way" (performed by Seal) earned another Globe nomination for Best Original song.

Directed by Gabriele Muccino (writer/producer, The Last Kiss), The Pursuit of Happyness also stars Thandie Newton.

Smith stars in the inspirational true story of Chris Gardner, a San Francisco salesman who’s struggling to make ends meet. When his girlfriend Linda (Thandie Newton) walks out, Chris is left to raise their 5-year-old son Christopher (Jaden Smith) on his own. Chris’ determination finally pays off then he lands an unpaid internship in a brutally competitive stockbroker-training program, where only one in twenty interns will make the cut. But without a salary, Chris and his son are evicted from their apartment and are forced to sleep on the streets, in homeless shelters and even behind the locked doors of a bus station bathroom. With self-confidence and the love and trust of this son, Chris Gardner rises above his obstacles to become a Wall Street legend.

The DVD and Blu-ray Disc will be loaded with bonus materials including the featurettes “Father and Son: On Screen and Off,” a look at Will Smith and his real life son and co-star Jaden Smith; “The Man Behind the Movie: A Conversation with Chris Gardner,” the man who’s life story inspired the film; Making Pursuit: An Italian Take on the American Dream; Inside Rubik’s Cube; an audio commentary with director Gabriele Muccino; and “I Can” song.


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