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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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Pathetic Jane
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Diego Baresco
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Anjali
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Michael
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Ying Li
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Old Monk
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Professor Coreman
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Malcolm
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Professor Niedorf
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Roger
Dean Paul Gibson ...
Joyless Husband
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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:

Hector e a Procura da Felicidade  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$1,121,961 (USA) (12 December 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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When Hector lands Shanghai, it is actually HK airport. See more »

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[first lines]
Hector: [waking suddenly from a nightmare] Clara!
Clara: Hector... Morning, sweetheart. Time to raise and shine.
Hector: [narrating] One upon a time, there was a young psychiatrist called Hector, who had a very satisfactory life. His world was tidy, uncomplicated. And he liked it that way. He took great comfort in its predictable patterns. Patterns his girl friend Clara was happy to maintain.
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Featured in Projector: Hector and the Search for Happiness (2014) See more »

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Serenem
composed by Walter Chukwu
performed by Abraham's Seed
published by Vizo Music / Sheer Publishing
courtesy of Vizo Records
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Fanstastic, modern film with fine performances
20 August 2014 | by (Stroud, Gloucestershire) – See all my reviews

I loved this film. It made me smile throughout and laugh out loud at several points. The performances are excellent, with Simon Pegg in particular turning in his usual high standard of performance as Hector.

I loved the locations, many of the supporting characters, the time-span and the punctuation of the film with Hector's findings about Happiness as his "research" developed. For me, this gave the film a modern feel.

It was beautifully shot. I even enjoyed the ending and the discomfort it induced in some members of the audience.

A masterpiece of a movie. I could watch it again and again and will buy the DVD so I can watch it at Christmas or when I'm ill because it will make me feel better, just like a feel-good movie is meant to. 10/10


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