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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.

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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Company Credits

Production Co:

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 »

Goofs

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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"True to Life"
14 July 2003 | by MinusMikeySee all my reviews

"Pursuit of Happiness" chronicles a relationship between two people that I find completely true to life... for me at least. I have had a best friend since third grade, through middle and high school, as well as college. We have been there for each other as long as I can remember and have supported each other through all sorts of ordeals and relationships. I even gave her away at her wedding, a marriage that lasted for ten rocky years. Now single, we briefly crossed paths in what I feel was more than a purely "platonic" way. Unfortunately, we did not hook up like the characters 'Alan' and 'Marissa' from the movie. So I find that "Pursuit of Happiness" really hits home, not to mention it has a great indie-rock soundtrack! An excellent choice for those of us who believe in the power of love that can exist between two best friends that happen to be a boy and girl. So... Watch and Enjoy!!!


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