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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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Production Co:

Martindale Group LLC See more »
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Stereo

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Color
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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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Two lifelong friends, whose relationships are falling apart at the same time, struggle with their own long-buried feelings for each other.
15 September 2010 | by bcioffi-1See all my reviews

This movie is really cute, isn't perfect but better than most romantic comedies. Sure, you will know how it ends the minute Annabeth Gish appears on screen, but the ride is so enjoyable and true to life, you won't care. At least, I didn't! The dialogue is true-to-life and witty enough that it keeps you interested, and there are a few unexpected twists with the B & C stories along the way as well. The cast is really talented, especially Gish, and the supporting players (in particular Cress Williams and Liz Vassey, who play another unlikely couple in the film), keep it moving. And, seeing the great Jean Stapleton (of Edith Bunker fame) utter the sentence "You look like sh*t" to Frank Whaley was priceless! I suggest you crack a bottle of wine, snuggle up to your significant other, and enjoy it.


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