Hector and the Search for Happiness

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A psychiatrist searches the globe to find the secret of happiness.

Release Year: 2014

Rating: 6.6/10 (866 voted)

Critic's Score: 17/100

Director: Peter Chelsom

Stars: Simon Pegg, Rosamund Pike, Jordan Schartner

A psychiatrist searches the globe to find the secret of happiness.

Writers: Maria von Heland, Peter Chelsom

Simon Pegg - Hector
Jordan Schartner - Evil Plane Assassin
Rosamund Pike - Clara
Tracy Ann Oberman - Pathetic Jane
Veronica Ferres - Anjali
Jakob Davies - Young Hector
Chris Gauthier - Roger
Michael Adamthwaite - Queen's Guard
Vincent Gale - Clara's Boss
Gabrielle Rose - French Proprietress
Bruce Fontaine - Malcolm
Bernard Cuffling - Professor Niedorf
Dean Paul Gibson - Joyless Husband
Eileen Barrett - Joyless Wife
Malcolm Boddington - Doorman

Taglines: Everyone wants to find it.


Official Website: Official Facebook | Official Twitter

Country: UK, Germany, Canada, South Africa

Language: English, French, German

Release Date: 19 September 2014

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Did You Know?

The second of two 2014 films to feature both Toni Collette and Rosamund Pike, although they do not share the same scene here. The first was A Long Way Down (2014). See more »

User Review


Rating: 6/10

A psychiatrist in need of...therapy.

Hector seems to have the perfect life. A good job, an amazing girlfriend, an orderly life. Yet, something seems to be missing. Though a successful psychiatrist, he struggles to advice his clients as to what makes one happy.

So, he decides to travel the world in order to find out what happiness is. His journey takes him to Asia, Africa and the States in a whirlwind of experiences not to mention new found knowledge and wisdom.

On the hole, it is a pleasant and cheerful experience. In a way, Hector speaks for many of us who wish we could just drop everything and get on a plane so that we can find ourselves. He searches for happiness, which is so complex and means different things to different people.

A worthwhile experience for the seekers out there.


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