February 16-22: Including The Pursuit of Happyness and Ngati

By Diana Balham In TV Films

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7th February, 2013
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 16 The Pursuit of Happyness (TV2, 8.30pm). Uplifting true story about a homeless African-American, part one (see The Soloist, Sunday). This fact-based drama manages to avoid falling down the potholes of sentiment that litter the path of newly homeless Chris Gardner (played with grace and depth by Will Smith) and his son (played by Smith’s boy, Jaden). Today’s messages: bad things happen to good people, but having the right attitude and enough grit will get you through. Not nearly as hokey as it sounds. (2006) 3.5/5 Ngati ...

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