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Hector and the Search for Happiness (2014)

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

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

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Sometimes to find yourself you need to get a little lost See more »


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Rated R for language and some brief nudity | See all certifications »

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14 August 2014 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Hectors Reise oder die Suche nach dem Glück  »

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$40,847 (USA) (19 September 2014)

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$892,547 (USA) (17 October 2014)
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Hector has several Tintin books and posters in his office, and his father also refers to him by his childhood nickname of Tintin. Simon Pegg previously appeared in The Adventures of Tintin (2011). See more »

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Uneven film with some good moments
17 September 2014 | by (San Jose) – See all my reviews

Hector is a forty something psychiatrist with an enviable life. He has a beautiful apartment, a gorgeous girlfriend who does everything for him, and a thriving, although according to the voice-over, under charged practice. But he's not happy, which may have something to do with the decades old picture of an ex girlfriend that he hides in his sock drawer. So in order to find out what makes people happy he takes off on a around the world trip in search of the intangible.

Part travelogue, part comedy, and part pathos, the film never seems to come together despite a few good moments. Perhaps it is because it is trying to be too many things at once. Simon Pegg attempts to hold together a film that seems at best an exercise in navel gazing, but despite his ability to make us root for his everyman character the film just doesn't click. Not a complete disappointment but not something I would run out and see again.


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