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Rated
PG-13
Runtime 117 min
Ratings
67% critics Rotten Tomatoes
87% audience Rotten Tomatoes
Age 12+ Common Sense Media
Genre Biography, Drama
Release 12/15/06
Actors Will Smith, Jaden Smith, Thandie Newton, Brian Howe
Directors Gabriele Muccino
Based on a true story about a man named Christopher Gardner. Gardner has invested heavily in a device known as a "Bone Density scanner". He feels like he has made these devices. However, they do not sell as they are marginally better than the current technology at a much higher price. As Gardner tries to figure out how to sell them, his wife leaves him, he loses his house, his bank account, and credit cards. Forced to live out in the streets with his son, Gardner is now desperate to find a steady job; he takes on a job as a stockbroker, but before he can receive pay, he needs to go through 6 months of training, and to sell his devices.
Genre Biography, Drama
Release 12/15/06
Actors Will Smith, Jaden Smith, Thandie Newton, Brian Howe
Directors Gabriele Muccino
Based on a true story about a man named Christopher Gardner. Gardner has invested heavily in a device known as a "Bone Density scanner". He feels like he has made these devices. However, they do not sell as they are marginally better than the current technology at a much higher price. As Gardner tries to figure out how to sell them, his wife leaves him, he loses his house, his bank account, and credit cards. Forced to live out in the streets with his son, Gardner is now desperate to find a steady job; he takes on a job as a stockbroker, but before he can receive pay, he needs to go through 6 months of training, and to sell his devices.