Starring Will Smith And His Son Jaden Smith, ‘The Pursuit of Happyness’ Is Streaming On Netflix

Published 07/02/2022, 10:30 AM EDT

One of the pioneering actors in Hollywood Will Smith has dynamic portrayed roles that have captured the attention of fans for years. Award-winning actor Smith has always given a golden outline to the characters he embodied. While leaving a unique print in the minds of viewers through his performance as an artist. He has led many movies to the board of stardom and made them an icon of appreciation for generations. And one of those resonating storylines includes The Pursuit of Happyness directed by Gabriele Muccino. Here the good news for Will Smith fans is that the movie has finally arrived on Netflix. You might be wondering why are we so excited about a two-decade-old movie? Yes! Then find your answers by reading the whole piece.

Will Smith has come to Netflix with his gripping dramatic story of failures and success

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The Pursuit of Happyness is a hard-hitting emotional representation of a father drudging his career. While trying to give his 5-year-old son a secure environment amid his chaotic life. The movie is based on the life story of Chris Gardener, a homeless salesman sparked by Smith’s heart-rending performance.

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Also, the film depicted Smith’s beautiful son Jadon Smith as Christopher released in the year 2006. It really heart-wrenching to see this duo wandering from place to place for shelter. Because Chris is left on the streets after his wife Linda filed for divorce.

Meanwhile, Chris never loses his faith and continues to face all the hurdles with a smile on his face and rugged shoes on his feet. Viewers can feel the positive warmth that Smith has conveyed through his transparent acting. Therefore, arousing the feeling of sympathy towards a struggling young father in a big city of dreams.

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What reviews The Pursuit of Happyness has received in the last two decades of success? 

The Pursuit of Happyness has taken place in viewers’ hearts regardless of the age group watching it. This is one of those generational movies that people remember for a long time. Like The New York Times called this movie “a fairy tale in realist drag” where Smith and Jaden’s authentic performance overwhelmed the audience.

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Whereas IMDb has given an impressive approval rate of 8.0 out of 10 based on about 5 lakh reviews. Also, Rotten Tomatoes has an audience score of 87% based on more than 2 lakh ratings. The movie already holds a reputed place in people’s heart so we can presume what revolution it will bring to Netflix.

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Shikha Arya

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Shikha Arya is an entertainment writer at Netflix Junkie. She is a hardcore fan of Hollywood Dreamy Cinema and loves to watch contemporary series and movies like Stranger Things, A Perfect Pairing, and Tall Girl, among others. Other than writing her hobbies include reading novels, cycling, and mindfulness.

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