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%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

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

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

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

2.0
0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

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

1.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Keep looking, folks.

2.0
0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

The film aims for twee, but lands on torturous.

0
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
0

Search for Laughter

Some laughs and a solid night of entertainment.

3.0
0

Slow in parts, but good ending.

3.0
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
0
Variety

Variety

press

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

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

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

2.0
0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

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

1.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Keep looking, folks.

2.0
0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

The film aims for twee, but lands on torturous.

0
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
0

Search for Laughter

Some laughs and a solid night of entertainment.

3.0
0

Slow in parts, but good ending.

3.0
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
0