Smith portrays Chris Gardner, founder and CEO of Christopher Gardner International Holdings, in his story of chasing the American Dream (ironically, yesterday was the birthday of Horatio Alger, Jr., whose 100+ novels are greatly responsible for the idea of the American Dream). I have never seen seen Smith at this level. This is such a far cry from Fresh Prince of Bel Air. He's becoming one of my favorite actors to watch. The cinematography in the film is good, but not especially spectacular, but that's alright since the film is more about the story. The soundtrack plays very well with the movie, ranging from Paul Simon, to Stevie Wonder, to the credits rolling to Seal. Plus the previews give you a glimpse of Reign Over Me with Don Cheadle and Adam Sandler in a wonderfully different role for him. His comedy's not exactly my brand of humor, though parts of Click were hilarious (especially the 'tongue' thing), but I loved Spanglish more than I thought I would.
As for review #2, some of the guys from Portland Studios are starting a business called 12 Stone Art. I'll let the work speak for itself, though, out of respect for the artists, this is only a preliminary sketch from their site.
But you need to go and check out the final product in a big way.
The Pursuit of Happyness
12 Stone Art