Hector and the Search for Happiness | Indy Week

You searched for:

Search for…

Narrow Search


Rated R · 114 min. · 2014


A well-off London psychiatrist, Hector (Simon Pegg) seems to have it all, yet he can't seem to turn the corner into contentment. So he sets off on a globe-trotting journey to find himself, resulting in a tone-deaf, clumsy and fundamentally icky comedy. Everyone who crosses paths with Hector—happy African villager, wise Chinese monk—is inserted sideways into the script to impart creaky platitudes about life and love. After this and last year's similarly themed yawn The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, I'd like to propose a ban—10 years, say—on "quirky" stories of middle-class Western pilgrims seeking enlightenment in exotic locales. Maybe 50 years.

Official Site: www.facebook.com/hectorandthesearchforhappiness
Director: Peter Chelsom
Writer: Maria von Heland, Peter Chelsom and Tinker Lindsay
Producer: Judy Tossell, Klaus Dohle, Christine Haebler and Trish Dolman
Cast: Simon Pegg, Toni Collette, Rosamund Pike, Stellan SkarsgÄrd, Jean Reno and Christopher Plummer


Hector and the Search for Happiness

Now Playing

Hector and the Search for Happiness is not showing in any theaters in the area.


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a review

INDY Week publishes all kinds of comments, but we don't publish everything.

  • Comments that are not contributing to the conversation will be removed.
  • Comments that include ad hominem attacks will also be removed.
  • Please do not copy and paste the full text of a press release.

Roll over stars and click to rate.

Permitted HTML:
  • To create paragraphs in your comment, type <p> at the start of a paragraph and </p> at the end of each paragraph.
  • To create bold text, type <b>bolded text</b> (please note the closing tag, </b>).
  • To create italicized text, type <i>italicized text</i> (please note the closing tag, </i>).
  • Proper web addresses will automatically become links.

© 2018 Indy Week • 320 E. Chapel Hill St., Suite 200, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation