** Spotted in-store today in a Big promo box for £5 box sets. **
The Pursuit Of Happyness (Dir. Gabriele Muccino) (2006): Chris Gardner is a bright and talented, but marginally employed salesman. Struggling to make ends meet, Gardner finds himself and his five-year-old son evicted from their San Francisco apartment with nowhere to go. When Gardner lands an internship at a prestigious stock brokerage firm, he and his son endure many hardships, including living in shelters, in pursuit of his dream of a better life for the two of them.
Big Daddy (Dir. Frank Coraci ; Peter Segal ; Dennis Dugan) (1991): Thirty-two-year old Sonny Koufax (Adam Sandler) has spent his whole life avoiding responsibility. But when his girlfriend dumps him for an older man, he's got to find a way to prove he's ready to grow up. In a desperate last-ditch effort, Sonny adopts five-year-old Julian to impress her. She's not impressed...and he can't return the kid. Uh-oh for Sonny!
About A Boy (Dir. Chris Weitz ; Paul Weitz) (2002): Will (Grant) is a 38-year old Londoner living a bachelor lifestyle on the back of royalties earned from a Christmas song penned by his father some years previously. A serial womaniser, Will comes up with the idea of attending a single parents group as a new way to pick up women. Inventing a two-year old son for himself, he meets lonely, bullied schoolboy Marcus (Nicholas Hoult) and his depressed, music therapist mother (Toni Collette). The intelligent Marcus soon learns Will's secret and so blackmails him into letting him hang out at his place and watch afternoon telly. However, what starts out as an uneasy quiz show watching alliance turns into an unlikely friendship...