Hector and the Search for Happiness (2014)

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Hector and the Search for Happiness (2014)
  • Time: 120 min
  • Genre: Adventure | Comedy | Drama
  • Director: Peter Chelsom
  • Cast: Simon Pegg, Toni Collette, Rosamund Pike, Jean Reno, Christopher Plummer, Stellan Skarsgård

Storyline:

Hector (Simon Pegg) is a quirky psychiatrist who has become increasingly tired of his humdrum life. As he tells his girlfriend, Clara (Rosamund Pike), he feels like a fraud: he hasn’t really tasted life, and yet he’s offering advice to patients who are just not getting any happier. So Hector decides to break out of his deluded and routine driven life. Armed with buckets of courage and child-like curiosity, he embarks on a global quest in hopes of uncovering the elusive secret formula for true happiness. And so begins a larger than life adventure with riotously funny results.

One review

  • Simon Pegg (Star Trek: Into Darkness) returns after the disappointing final film to the Cornetto Trilogy, The World’s End, as Hector, a psychiatrist who ditches his mundane life for a trip around the globe to research just what makes people happy.

    Since Paul, Pegg hasn’t had much success as a leading role, The World’s End just wasn’t what we all expected it to be after the success of Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead, and A Fantastic Fear of Everything, while enjoyable, didn’t get the coverage it deserves and quietly went past most audiences. Hector and the Search for Happiness again has not had much luck either. It has been slated by critics and has had barely any time at the cinema, which is a shame as it’s surprisingly better than what it has been made out to be.

    Simon Pegg is the best choice for the role and it shows, this character in theory should not be likeable, he up and leaves his girlfriend, Clara, played by Rosamund Pike (The World’s End) at home so he can find his happiness, he has another…
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