Will Smith stars as the main character in the film based on real-life businessman, investor, stockbroker and motivational speaker Chris Gardner. Opposite Will Smith is his son Jaden Smith, who plays Christopher Gardner Jr.
On his journey toward success Gardner is faced with obstacle after obstacle, first when his wife leaves him and his son alone to fend for themselves. Gaining a unpaid internship into a competitive stockbroker-training program, Gardner has only his son's love to propel him through.
Does Gardner finally reach his goals to overcome his adversity? Watch The Pursuit of Happyness only on BET, Thursday, May 29 at 9P/8C.