In 1700's New England, young betrothed couples engaged in a practice known as "bundling." This socially acceptable custom would have the loving pair sleep together on cold winter nights, fully clothed of course, because a center board would separate them. Despite the one-joke nature of the
story, THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS works in a fine, good-natured way. Bennett plays a Puritan maiden in 1776 Connecticut. She meets Lederer, a Hessian, and the two fall in love and eventually bed. Though the premise is wide open for some cheap sex gags or a good farce, this film is neither. The humor
is based on innocence and is well-played by the believable leads. The result is a f...