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I consider myself to be a somewhat jaded, overly cynical filmgoer, but that doesn’t mean that I’m not always on the lookout for a film that might come close to expressing the ebullience and joy of life. While I’ve yet to see the film – and will have to wait a little longer to do so – I have to say that watching the latest preview for Hector and the Search for Happiness marked the first time I’ve actually laughed at a trailer in awhile.
Hector and the Search for Happiness features Simon Pegg as the titular Hector, a London psychiatrist who one day realize that his patients are just not getting happier. This prompts him to go on a journey across the world in pursuit of discovering what makes people happy. I think we can predict some moments of self-discovery for Hector, and perhaps some heartache too, »
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
A clever penis joke. We’re sold. The latest trailer for Simon Pegg’s Hector And The Search For Happiness has joyfully flown into our inbox via digital carrier birdy. You can check it out below, but be warned, it’s got an awesome cast and may well make you feel all warm and sticky on the inside (more than usual anyway). While some of you may be thinking “Walter Mitty” I’d hope it’s got more depth to it than Ben Stillers, somewhat good, but overall bland mental outing of late. As great as Simon Pegg is playing off the likes of Tom Cruise and Chris Pine in big blockbusters, these “smaller” movies seem to really like the actor. Starring alongside Pegg are Toni Collette, Rosamund Pike, Stellan Skarsgård, Jean Reno and Christopher Plummer. Something like this is a welcome change of scenery from giant robots punching the »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Vic Barry)
“We should concern ourselves not so much with the pursuit of happiness, but with the happiness of the pursuit.” Professor Coreman (Christopher Plummer).
Here’s your first look at the heartwarming new trailer for Hector And The Search For Happiness. Based on the best-selling novel by Francois Lelord, Hector And The Search For Happiness is directed by Peter Chelsom and features an all star cast lead by Simon Pegg.
It was announced today that the film will be premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival on the evening of September 7th.
Check out the feel-good trailer of the week.
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 »
- Michelle McCue
A new Hector and the Search for Happiness trailer has gone online. Based on the book of the same name by François Lelord, the film stars Simon Pegg as the titular Hector, an eccentric psychiatrist who’s going nowhere and whose patients aren’t getting any happier. One day, he musters up the courage to set out on a quest to find out if happiness really exists. I had actually never seen any of this film’s trailers before today, so I went and revisited the first and second trailers as well. And I think I prefer this brand new one the most. It sells the character’s need to go on this journey a bit more. Or maybe I’m just getting old and schmaltzy. The comedic elements of the first two trailers are still present, but now I get the restlessness of the character's life. Hit the jump »
- Evan Dickson
Hector and the Search for Happiness finds Simon Pegg setting off on a global journey to find internal peace. Starring as Hector, this well-respected psychiatrist has reached the midpoint of his meager existance, and despite having a beautiful girlfriend and a satisfactory job, he feels he hasn't quite lived life to the fullest. Watch as this one man sets off on the quest of a lifetime. Will Hector find his happiness? We also have a second alternative trailer that brings even more footage from this life-fulfilling adventure.
Hector is a quirky psychiatrist who has become increasingly tired of his humdrum life. As he tells his girlfriend, Clara, 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, »
Relativity's Hector and the Search for Happiness was just announced as one of the Gala screenings at this year's Toronto Film Festival. The movie, directed by Peter Chelsom (Shall We Dancec) stars Simon Pegg in the title role and seems almost like something of a Brit version of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Based on the world-wide best-selling novel of the same name, the movie features Hector (Pegg), 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. »
- Brad Brevet
The 39th Toronto International Film Festival has announced its initial slate of galas and special presentations, which includes 37 world premieres and several films with Oscar ambitions. The Judge, which stars Robert Downey Jr. as a big-city lawyer who reluctantly returns home and ends up defending his revered father (Robert Duvall) against criminal charges, will have its world premiere in Toronto. His Avengers pal, Chris Evans, will unveil his own directorial debut in Toronto, titled Before We Go.
- Jeff Labrecque
The Toronto International Film Festival has announced over 40 titles — a mix of awards contenders, star-powered indies, and international art-house fare — screening in its Gala and Special Presentations program this September, including Denzel Washington’s “The Equalizer,” a pair of Reese Witherspoon projects and closing night film “A Little Chaos,” Alan Rickman’s period pic starring Kate Winslet as a landscape gardener assigned to construct the garden at Versailles.
World-preeming Galas announced this morning at the Tiff Bell Lightbox also include “Pawn Sacrifice,” Ed Zwick’s biopic on the legendary Cold War-era chess match between Bobby Fischer (Tobey Maguire) and Boris Spassky (Liev Schreiber), and “Black and White,” Mike Binder’s tale of a grieving widower (Kevin Costner) in a custody battle, as well as WB fall releases “The Judge” (Robert Downey Jr.) and Shawn Levy’s dysfunctional family comedy-drama “This Is Where I Leave You.”
International titles world-preeming on the »
- Jennie Punter
The Toronto International Film Festival announced its initial wave of 2014 premieres and galas this morning and it features some familiar awards titles, some big stars and some unexpected studio titles. Among the major studio films, David Dobkin's "The Judge" with Robert Downey Jr. and Antoine Fuqua's "The Equalizer" each received gala slots and should premiere over the festival's opening weekend. Other announced galas so far include Bennett Miller's acclaimed "Foxcatcher," which debuted at Cannes, and Mike Binder's "Black and White" starring Kevin Costner, Octavia Spencer and Anthony Mackie. Toronto has also scheduled special gala screenings for David Cronenberg's "Map to the Stars" with Julianne Moore and Robert Pattinson, François Ozon's "The New Girlfriend," Ed Zwick's "Pawn Sacrifice" with Tobey Maguire, Lone Scherfig's "The Riot Club," Jean-Marc Vallée's "Wild," Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano's "Samba" and Shawn Levy's "This is Where I Leave You »
- Gregory Ellwood
Chef Mate: Cohen’s Poke at the Restaurant World Written for Fast Food Mentality
Connoisseurs of world food porn will perhaps take keen interest in the Gallic trifle, Le Chef, a 2012 title finally unfurling stateside this summer. So wan and frothy with its generic little plot, even fans of Jean Reno will be slightly disappointed at the saccharine ambivalence evident in every aspect. Hardly as sophisticated as other recently released French food fare, like Catherine Frot headlined Haute Cuisine, or even similarly themed American titles like Jon Favreau’s Chef, director Daniel Cohen would seem inspired by a growing universal trend in the appeal of food themes, even though it technically was written and filmed before these. While it’s certainly not a terrible endeavor to experience (to its credit, the film is certainly better than Roger Gaul’s Tasting Menu) Cohen seems perfectly fine with resting in the gutter of floundering cliché, »
- Nicholas Bell
Can you believe we're less about two months away from Fall movie season? By mid-September studios and indies start to slowly roll out their more prestige releases some of which may or may not be awards season fodder. One film arriving in September that might not be on your radar yet is Peter Chelsom's "Hector and the Search for Happiness." Based on the novel by "Le voyage d'Hector ou la recherche du bonheur" by François Lelord, "Hector" is essentially the tale of a London psychiatrist (Simon Pegg) who doesn't understand why his patients can't cheer up. In a funk himself, Hector decides to span the world in search of joy. The film features an intriguing ensemble cast including Rosamund Pike as his patient girlfriend waiting back home (you'll also see her in "Gone Girl" in October), Toni Collette as that old flame he can't get over (thankfully she appears »
- Gregory Ellwood
Let’s face it; the new Godzilla movie was abysmal. Far beyond a flat script, the direction was the main culprit. Even Bryan Cranston obviously had no guidance and ended up a stuttering, underdeveloped Walter White mess. The action scenes, so well advertised in the trailer, were nothing to write home about. Then again, the last incarnation of Godzilla wasn’t much to write home about either. Starring Matthew Broderick, Jean Reno, and Hank Azaria, with Roland Emmerich directing on the heels of the wildly successful Independence Day, 1998’s Godzilla was a dud. Fan boys are still waiting for a worthy realization of the King of the Monsters, and Fox’s animated series, released in ’98 as a continuation of the film, doesn’t do much to help.
- Kyle North
Pegg plays Hector, an eccentric yet irresistible London psychiatrist in crisis: his patients are just not getting any happier! He’s going nowhere. Then one day, armed with buckets of courage and an almost child-like curiosity, Hector breaks out of his sheltered life into a global quest to find out if happiness exists. More importantly, if it exists for Hector. And so begins a colorful, »
- Michelle McCue
Relativity is releasing the Peter Chelsom-directed Hector And The Search For Happiness on September 19 in New York and La with a select city rollout and expansion following. The studio acquired the comedy that’s based on Francis Lelord’s eponymous novel in a seven-figure deal in April this year. Maria von Heland, Chelsom and Tinker Lindsay penned the adaptation about an eccentric London psychiatrist who sets out on a global quest to discover what makes people happy. The international cast features Simon Pegg, Toni Collette, Rosamund Pike, Stellan Skarsgard, Jean Reno and Christopher Plummer. Here’s the latest international trailer for the […] »
Simon Pegg stars in the latest trailer for Hector and the Search of Happiness.
The teaser follows the titular character on the quest to find meaning in life.
Hector (Pegg) is a psychiatrist living a safe and ordinary life with his girlfriend Clara (Rosamund Pike).
Deciding that something has to change, he sets out on a journey across the world to discover what makes people happy, but slowly begins to realise that might be what he left behind.
Hector and the Search of Happiness will arrive in the UK on August 15 and in the Us on September 19. »
Entertainment One has premiered the first trailer for Simon Pegg's new movie Hector and the Search for Happiness from Serendipity helmer Peter Chisholm and co-starring Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl), Stellan Skarsgard, Jean Reno, Toni Collette and Christopher Plummer. The story centers on Hector (Pegg), a psychiatrist searching the globe to find the secret of happiness after he realizes he can't help his patients find happiness if he himself can't. So, he travels to China, Africa and Los Angeles and meets a host of characters and after a series of adventures and coming close to losing his life, he realizes that he does not wish to die before he has really lived. The film is expected to hit theaters this fall and you can check out the trailer and first poster (via Moviefone) directly below. sb id="to " height="360" width="640" »
- Brad Brevet
It's no small feat having co-written and starred in the hallowed Cornetto Trilogy, but Simon Pegg has also managed to carve out a sizable back catalog of generally entertaining if sometimes forgettable features. Between lending support to the "Mission: Impossible" and "Star Trek" franchises, you'd think the "Nerd Do Well" author wouldn't have the time to turn in full-fledged leading man performances in "A Fantastic Fear of Everything" and again, in the upcoming "Hector and the Search for Happiness." Now, a new trailer has dropped, looking suspiciously reminiscent of "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty." Based on François Lelord's novel of the same name, Pegg portrays the titular hector, a psychiatrist whose well-organized, positively banal life is beginning to suffocate him. He leaves a doting wife (Rosemund Pike) and appears to travel the world, running across Stellan Skarsgård, Jean Reno, and »
- Mark Zhuravsky
Pegg stars as Hector, a successful, well-meaning and eccentric professional filled with childlike wonder, but he's stuck in what seems like a perfect life. He's a busy psychiatrist with a thriving practice, living with his beautiful girlfriend, Clara (Rosamund Pike), in a fabulous London flat; but he's losing patience with his patients, who aren't getting any happier, and his romantic relationship isn't going anywhere.
He feels like a fraud. How can he help his patients be happier when he doesn't really know what happiness is? And so, Hector sets off on a global quest in search of happiness.
Article continues after poster! He travels to China, Africa and Los Angeles and he meets a host of characters: some are kind, some are dangerous, and some are even happy. »
- Chris Jancelewicz
In his next film, Simon Pegg boldly goes where no man has gone before: clubbing with Stellan Skarsgård. The pair team up and get loose in an early, Shanghai-set chapter of the travelogue that is Hector And The Search For Happiness. The movie has a new Pegg-filled poster that packs him off to the airport clad in backpack chic with girlfriend Clara (Rosamund Pike) in tow.Hector And The Search For Happiness is the story of a London psychiatrist and his quest to find the answer to all the big questions. What’s the key to true inner peace? Where do you find it? How does it survive your first trip to Ikea?Directed by Serendipity’s Peter Chelsom, Hector is based on a bestselling novel by Frenchman François Lelord and sees Hector bidding a temporary farewell to Clara and their cosy domesticity to see the world and find himself. »
Chef centres around a top chef in Paris (Cooper) who loses his restaurant and must start from scratch in London.
Keeley will play a chef recruited to the new restaurant.
Keeley will also star in Ron Howard's In the Heart of the Sea. »
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