Hector and the Search for Happiness

Hector and the Search for Happiness

Hector and the Search for Happiness

Comedy following Hector (Simon Pegg), a psychiatrist who has become increasingly tired of his humdrum life. Telling his girlfriend, Clara (Rosamund Pike), he feels like a fraud, he decides to break out of his deluded and routine driven life. Armed with buckets of courage and child-like curiosity, he embarks on a global quest in hopes of uncovering the elusive secret formula for true happiness. Based on the bestseller by French novelist François Lelord.

2014Rating: M, Mature themes, violence and coarse language119 minsGermany, Canada
AdventureComedyDrama
89%
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Reviews & comments

Search for Laughter

Some laughs and a solid night of entertainment.

3.0

Slow in parts, but good ending.

3.0

You have to decide for yourself ...

I'm still unsure whether I wasted 2 hours of my life seeing this comedy drama. On one hand it was funny though seemingly naive in its perspective (because I like Tintin), on the other hand some soppy stuff placed it in romantic comedy territory. Had some chestnuts of truth regarding happiness. Listening is loving happiness!?! PS: Roxy is a great theatre.

3.0
Variety

Variety

press

Happiness means steering clear of Hector and the Search for Happiness.

Time Out

Time Out

press

Simon Pegg plays the world’s most unconvincing psychiatrist in this fluffy, irritating Brit comedy.

2.0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

This smug and cod-philosophical film features Simon Pegg in his worst role to date.

1.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Keep looking, folks.

2.0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

The film aims for twee, but lands on torturous.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Despite the gusto its star brings to the role, it's hard to ride shotgun on Hector's voyage of discovery.

2.0
Variety

Variety

press

Happiness means steering clear of Hector and the Search for Happiness.

Time Out

Time Out

press

Simon Pegg plays the world’s most unconvincing psychiatrist in this fluffy, irritating Brit comedy.

2.0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

This smug and cod-philosophical film features Simon Pegg in his worst role to date.

1.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Keep looking, folks.

2.0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

The film aims for twee, but lands on torturous.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Despite the gusto its star brings to the role, it's hard to ride shotgun on Hector's voyage of discovery.

2.0

Search for Laughter

Some laughs and a solid night of entertainment.

3.0

Slow in parts, but good ending.

3.0

You have to decide for yourself ...

I'm still unsure whether I wasted 2 hours of my life seeing this comedy drama. On one hand it was funny though seemingly naive in its perspective (because I like Tintin), on the other hand some soppy stuff placed it in romantic comedy territory. Had some chestnuts of truth regarding happiness. Listening is loving happiness!?! PS: Roxy is a great theatre.

3.0