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Hector and the Search for Happiness
- Simon Pegg

Overview - Eccentric psychiatrist Hector (Simon Pegg) decides travel the world on a mission to find out what makes people happy after growing convinced that his stagnant, routine-obsessed existence is preventing him from truly helping his patients in this whimsical, soul-searching comedy-drama.  Read more...

 
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Overview

Eccentric psychiatrist Hector (Simon Pegg) decides travel the world on a mission to find out what makes people happy after growing convinced that his stagnant, routine-obsessed existence is preventing him from truly helping his patients in this whimsical, soul-searching comedy-drama. Hector is an esteemed psychiatrist whose relationship with his career-driven girlfriend Clara (Rosamund Pike) is one of complete predictability. For a while this arrangement offers Hector a reassuring sense of comfort and security, though in time he begins to realize that he might not be getting the most out of life, and begins to question what it is that makes people genuinely happy. When Hector's increasing irritability begins to threaten his relationships with his patients, he decides to take a sabbatical, and get out of his comfort zone. In doing so, surmises Hector, he can gain greater insight into his own needs as well as the needs of his patients. Discomforted by his decision yet supportive of his yearning for greater life experience, Clara wishes Hector well as she sends him on the first leg of his globe-trotting adventure. And what an adventure it is; from his initial stop in Shanghai, where a wealthy financier (Stellan Skarsgård) showers him with the spoils of affluence, to his visit with Tibetan monks, his turbulent trip through Africa, and attempt to find closure to a past romance in L.A., Hector gradually discovers the answer to his existential questions, and so much more. Toni Collette, Jean Reno, and Christopher Plummer co-star.

Cast List

Scott Ateah
Peter Chelsom - Producer/Director
Martin Steyer
Matt Biffa
James P. Willcock - Production Designer, ANATOMY OF A HATE CRIME (2001)
Maria von Heland - German Director, BIG GIRLS DON'T CRY (2002)
Michael Williams - Unit Production Manager
Dominik Bollen
Kolja Brandt
Jim O'Grady - Producer
Mario Duthie
Jesse Zubot
Markus Stemler
Rumana Gray
Anup Poddar
Francois Lelord
Cheryl Eatock
Kevin Bitters
Sisi Wu
He Wei - Stunts Coordinator
Max Fuhrmann
Jan Bernotat
Nadine Scherer
Lugundtrug - Visual Effects
Tinker Lindsay
Dan Mangan
Toni Collette - Actress/"Spotswood"
Bernard Cuffling
Gys DeVilliers
Bruce Richard Fontaine
Vincent Gale
Togo Igawa
Christopher Plummer - Canadian Actor
Arthur Christopher Orme Plummer - Canadian Actor
Jean Reno - French Actor
Gabrielle Rose - Actress/"Family Viewing"
Stellan Skarsgaard - Actor
Stellan Skarsgard - Actor
Mary Twala
Eileen Barrett - Actor
Veronica Ferres - French Actress, LES MISERABLES (2001)
Chad Willett
Simon Pegg - Actor, director, SHAUN OF THE DEAD (2004)
Chris Gauthier - Actor in MASTERS OF HORROR - JOHN CARPENTER'S CIGARETTE BURN
Malcom Boddington
Rosamund Pike - Actor, DIE ANOTHER DAY (2002)
Akin Omotoso - Actor; Director; Screenwriter
Michael Adamthwaite - Canadian voice actor: BOYS OVER FLOWERS/DRAGON DRIVE
Tracy-Ann Oberman
Daniel Hirst
Alexa Damian
Dean Paul Gibson
Barry Atsma
Elizabeth Mclaughlin
Megan White
Dalias Blake - Actor, ;
Jakob Davies
Hlubi Mboya
Tessa Jubber - African Actor, PROTEUS (2003)
Anthony Oseyemi
Jordan Schartner
Gribunina Marina
Ingrid Lin
Thorsten Wedekind
Ana Trujic
Wang Qiong
Ming Zhao
Neil Li
Aaron Lee - Actor
Joo Kyeong Lee
S'Thandiwe Kgoroge
Christine LeBronq
Sebelethu Bonkolo
Sam Medupe
Charles Baloyi
Senzo Vilakazi
Walter Chukwu
Abraham's Seed
Sivan Raphedy
Chantel Herman
Hannah Longworth
Aiden Longworth

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 114
  • Color Format: (unknown/unconverted)
  • UPC: 024543993568
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: R (MPAA)
  • Release Date: January 2017

Related Categories:
Movies > Comedies

Related Keywords:
Adventure
Africa
China

 
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Reviews:
3.5 stars out of 4 -- "[W]ith his character here, Pegg has created someone much more nuanced and layered that anything we’ve seen from him previously." - 09/25/2014 Chicago Sun-Times


3 stars out of 5 -- "[D]irector Peter Chelsom marries whimsy with wry wisdom….Pegg makes Hector a likeably flawed everyman…" - 08/15/2014 Total Film

 
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