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Pursuit of Happiness (2001)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | 17 January 2001 (USA)
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An advertising executive fails to realize that the woman of his dreams is his best friend since first grade, now married to his cheating co-worker.

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John Putch
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Frank Whaley ... Alan
Annabeth Gish ... Marissa
Amy Jo Johnson ... Tracy
Patrick Van Horn ... Mike
Cress Williams ... Ace
Liz Vassey ... Renee
Alex Hyde-White ... Paul
Dawn Eason Dawn Eason ... Janet
Jenn Gross Jenn Gross ... Sally
Jean Stapleton ... Lorraine
Kieran Mulroney ... Calvin
Anne-Marie Johnson ... Devin Quinn
Michelle Krusiec ... Miko (as Michele Krusiec)
Megan Blake ... Minister
Jessica Randle ... Coffee Shop Manager
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An advertising executive fails to realize that the woman of his dreams is his best friend since first grade, now married to his cheating co-worker.

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Sometimes your true love ends up being your first love.

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Comedy | Romance

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

The Martindale Group

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 January 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Le bonheur à tout prix See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,074, 18 May 2003

Gross USA:

$6,850

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,850
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Martindale Group LLC See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Jean Stapleton's last film before her retirement. See more »

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The level in Alan's glass changes between camera angles when he is drinking with Marissa at her house. See more »

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Great movie....will bring a smile to your face
13 February 2005 | by JeffJacobsSee all my reviews

Despite what some reviews said...I liked this movie. It seemed more real than most of the genre. I must admit the end seemed to take a while and the suspense was killing me...but then I realised that in real life it would have been just like it was in the movie, given the circumstances.

Anabeth was great as the "best friend"...she has such a lovely smile that every scene she was in was lit up as a result. The main guy was good too...and he perfected the sad, confused look.

One thing which I thought was cute was the portrayal of friendship in the movie. It was lovely to watch. If only we all had friends like that in real life.

All in all, I thought it was a nice movie. I started watching it in an OK mood and by the end of it I was smiling and feeling much much better. Isn't that what movies are meant to do for us?


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