Director: Gabriele Muccino
Writer: Steve Conrad (as Steven Conrad)
Stars: Will Smith, Thandie Newton, Jaden Smith
Genres: Biography | Drama
I was very happy that this film never got political and blamed Reagan for the number of “down on their luck” people that were shown, nor was the race card ever pulled out. It was also refreshing that Smith’s character never blamed anybody for his troubles.Will Smith simply plays himself, to the point of falling back on his Prince of Bel Air vocabulary on more than one occasion and Thandie Newton does her best to portray a character with no depth.Okay. Will Smith was not that bad, his personality and his charm carry this film a very long way. And yes the chemistry with his real life son Jaden Smith is great. but still, he just didn’t deserve to get nominated for an Oscar (and I hope that he doesn’t win).