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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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Storyline

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.

Genres:

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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Production Co:

Martindale Group LLC See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

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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Look at it another way...
8 February 2003 | by HarveyASee all my reviews

Yes, the movie isn't very good. It's pretty sentimental stuff, nothing original or even memorable...BUT...the cast is so appealing that it's flaws don't really matter much. Annabeth Gish is positively luminous. People will say this is a woman's movie, but when male viewers see Annabeth Gish, they won't care about the plot, dialog or other characters. And she's not the only looker. Amy-Jo Johnson is beautiful, and there are at least two others I can think of.

The story is fairly predictable, but the acting is quite good. It's not a bad way to spend an evening, especially if you're spending it with someone you care about. It would be a fine date movie for 20 or 30-somethings.


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