The Pursuit of Happyness (PG-13), Pleasant Valley Branch

This film is inspired by the true story of Chris Gardner, a San Francisco salesman struggling to build a future for himself and his 5-year-old son.  When his girlfriend Linda walks out, Chris becomes determined to raise his son on his own.  His determination finally pays off when he lands an unpaid internship in a brutally competitive stockbroker-training program, where only one in twenty interns will make the cut. But without a salary, Chris and his son are evicted from their apartment and are forced to sleep on the streets.

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The Blind Side (PG-13), Pleasant Valley Branch

This inspirational film is based on the true story of Leigh Anne and Sean Tuohy who take in a homeless teenager who has a drug addicted mother and an absent father.  The Tuohys not only provide him with a loving home, but hire a tutor to help him improve his grades to the point where he would qualify for an NCAA Division I athletic scholarship. Michael Oher was the first-round pick of the Baltimore Ravens in the 2009 NFL draft.

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