The Pursuit of Happyness
Will Smith gives a moving and understated performance in this inspirational fact-based drama about a father's struggle to provide a better life for his offspring (played by Smith's real-life son, Jaden Smith). When Chris Gardner's wife leaves him, the determined salesman takes custody of their five-year-old child and embarks on an unpaid internship with a renowned stockbroker firm. However, the lack of income soon forces the duo out of their home, and each day becomes an uphill struggle. Thandie Newton, James Karen, Brian Howe and Dan "Homer Simpson" Castellaneta also star.