Hector and the Search for Happiness

Genre:  Comedy, Drama
Running Time:  114 min.
Release Date: September 26, 2014
DVD: February 3, 2015

Current rating: Rating: 4.44
based on 36 votes and 12 reviews
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Cast: Simon Pegg, Toni Collette, Rosamund Pike, Stellan Skarsgård, Jean Reno, Christopher Plummer


Hector (Simon Pegg), a psychiatrist, enjoys his job, loves his girlfriend Clara (Rosamund Pike) of 10 years and has a steady routine. He suddenly tires of his humdrum life and decides to travel to other countries to research the secret formula for happiness.

As Clara worries whether Hector is going on a trip to get away from her, Hector has a series of adventures, including some life-threatening experiences. Despite some setbacks, he learns a great deal about happiness.

Director: Peter Chelsom
Studio: Entertainment One
Producer(s): Christine Haebler, Judy Tossell, Klaus Dohle, Phil Hunt, Compton Ross
Screenplay: Maria von Heland
Official Site: twitter.com/hectorfilm

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  • 5 stars "Great film and great actors hope it comes to Montreal soon"
  • 5 stars "My friend and I really enjoyed this comedy."
  • 5 stars "Highly recommended! I will watch it again."