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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 ... 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

Taglines:

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, 21 September 2014

Gross USA:

$1,124,445

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,952,549
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Goofs

Hector is in a metal booth presumably designed to stop electronic signals interfering with the brain scanner, but he takes a call on a mobile phone, which also is a powerful transmitter and would mess up the brain scanner. 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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Final Fantasy
written by Lance Lasheras & Justin Kim
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introspective; Simon Pegg ... Amazing
26 January 2015 | by luisfvelozSee all my reviews

After i watched this movie i just felt compelled to write about it, i don't like to use spoilers, i won't deprive anyone from discovering this whole experience, the movie is sublime, with a profound meaning, very human, than i can recommend to all, especially if you are searching for happiness... the story is rich, full of contrasts, the photography maximizes the experience, and the actors are just believable, to say the least, i did believe them all, and also you will believe them, the acting is effortless, they are just great, and one special mention to Simon Pegg, which we all know for the silly roles that he plays, now he will take you through the full range of emotions. my final thought... don't miss it, this is one of these movies that you won't forget. a regular masterpiece.


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