Will Smith as Chris Gardner
Jaden Smith as Christopher Gardner Jr.
Thandie Newton as Linda Gardner
Brian Howe as Jay Twistle
Gabriele Muccino (Sevens Pounds, The Last Kiss, Remember Me, My Love)
December 15, 2006
“Will Smith is on the march toward Oscar . . . [His] role needs gravity, smarts, charm, humor and a soul that’s not synthetic. Smith brings it. He’s the real deal.” – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
“This film is simply wonderful because it is simply wonderful. It is loaded with wonderful moments, especially those moments between father and son.” – Omar Mozaffar, RogerEbert.com