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Hector and the Search for Happiness (2014)

R  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Drama  |  14 August 2014 (Germany)
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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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The best part of life is living it. See more »


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

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Hector e a Procura da Felicidade  »

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

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$1,121,961 (USA) (12 December 2014)
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Simon Pegg and Rosamund Pike play a couple in this movie. They previously appeared together in The World's End (2013). See more »

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Hector uses computers and more specifically Skype several times to videochat with his girlfriend, yet none of the computers he uses seem to be equipped with the necessary camera or microphone that enables his girlfriend to see and hear him. See more »

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Professor Coreman: How many of us I wonder can recall that childhood moment when we experienced happiness as a state of being, that single moment of untarnished joy that moment when everything in our world, inside and out was alright, everything was alright.
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French whimsy with an English touch
7 January 2015 | by (Los Angeles, United States) – See all my reviews

I'd decided on the title for this review before I learnt that the source material was a French novel. That explains a great deal. Hector and the... is a deeply felt, funny, moving, insightful and whimsical look at how we (fail to) make the best of life. The film makes its points adroitly, avoiding (sometimes barely but a miss is as good as a mile)maudlin sentimentality. It's liberally sprinkled with perfect one-liners, acute observations and star cameos but the glue that holds the whole thing together is the relationship between Hector and his girlfriend. It's heartrendingly real. The version that I watched was a full ten minutes shorter than the original runtime and I'd guess that the few dots that failed to join up as needed were a result of that USA audience edit. Another guess would lead me to give the full length cut an eight rather than a seven. Here's the deal. It's a feel-good movie for which you won't need a supply of sick bags. By the end, I felt... happier. Really!


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