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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.

Director:

Peter Chelsom

Writers:

Maria von Heland (screenplay), Peter Chelsom (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Simon Pegg ... Hector
Rosamund Pike ... Clara
Tracy Ann Oberman ... Pathetic Jane
Jean Reno ... Diego Baresco
Veronica Ferres ... Anjali
Barry Atsma ... Michael
Ming Zhao ... Ying Li
Togo Igawa ... Old Monk
Christopher Plummer ... Professor Coreman
Bruce Fontaine Bruce Fontaine ... Malcolm
Chad Willett ... Alan
Bernard Cuffling Bernard Cuffling ... Professor Niedorf
Jakob Davies ... Young Hector
Chris Gauthier ... Roger
Dean Paul Gibson Dean Paul Gibson ... Joyless Husband
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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The best part of life is living it. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Germany | Canada | UK | South Africa | USA

Language:

English | French | German

Release Date:

14 August 2014 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Hector e a Procura da Felicidade See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$40,847, 19 September 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,121,961, 12 December 2014
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The second film to include Stellan Skarsgård and Jean Reno, the first being Ronin (1998). See more »

Goofs

In the night club, Ying Li joins Hector at his table where he wears spectacles. We then see them both walk up a stairway. Hector neither wears nor carries the spectacles. On the final camera shot (looking down the stairs) Hector has his spectacles in his right hand. 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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Connections

Referenced in Kill Me Three Times Q&A (2015) See more »

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Hector Kidnapped
written & performed by Paul Rabjohns
published by Ringkeed, Inc (BMI)
courtesy of Paul Rabjohns
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This is a really really good movie.
3 September 2014 | by Cameron KeysSee all my reviews

Caught a screening. Hard to put your finger on, it's not exactly a comedy or romance or drama but it's got all those elements in it yet they all balance perfectly. Really had me. Well, I laughed a lot, so maybe it is a comedy. Everybody's funny in it. Simon Pegg is the best I've ever seen him. Always loved him, never exactly thought of him as a dramatic actor but he sure lays it down here. Wonderful surprise, I hope he does more quality moves like this, he's too talented to waste. Most worthwhile film I've seen all year. Just incredibly satisfying. No spoilers here so I'll just say it's a really great. Going to take my friends when it comes around again. Funny, smart and a terrific ending. Why is that so hard to do these days?


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