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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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Malcolm
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Joyless Husband
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Storyline

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)

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$1,121,961 (USA) (12 December 2014)
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When Hector visits the Himalayas, the flags are Tibetan prayer flags. Colors represents the five elements. Health and harmony can be produced with the balance of all the elements. It is the belief that the wind will carry the prayers and mantras to provide good will and compassion to the surrounding areas. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[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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References Run, Fatboy, Run (2007) See more »

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Party Like HotDog
words & music by MC HotDog
performed by MC HotDog
arranged by Chen-Yue Chang
produced by MC HotDog & Mon Wu
published by True Color Co Ltd. / Rock Music Publishing Co
courtesy of Rock Records Co., Ltd.
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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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