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Simon Pegg channels his inner Mitty in Hector and the Search for Happiness

06.20.2014

In HECTOR AND THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS Simon Pegg plays an eccentric psychiatrist whose life is going nowhere and whose patients aren't getting any happier. Cue the swooping music and he's off to meet delightfully happy foreigners in search for happiness. Why he would leave Rosamund Pike behind to do all of this is beyond me.

Here's the official synopsis for the film based on François Lelord's novel of the same name:

Pegg plays Hector, an eccentric yet irresistible London psychiatrist in crisis: his patients are just not getting any happier! He’s going nowhere. Then one day, armed with buckets of courage and an almost child-like curiosity, Hector breaks out of his sheltered vacuum of a life into a global quest to find out if happiness exists. More importantly, if it exists for Hector. And so begins a colorful, exotic, dangerous and hysterical journey.

There are a lot of similarities between this movie and THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY; so I imagine if you enjoyed that flick you will probably like Hector. I'm a sucker for movies that make you feel warm inside and give you a new soundtrack to get you through the day so I will be checking this one out. I could be biased though; I'd watch Simon Pegg watch paint dry.

What's your go-to feel good movie?

HECTOR AND THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS opens in the U.K. on August 15, 2014 and September 26, 2014 in the US. The top notch cast also includes Christopher Plummer, Toni Collette, Stellan Skarsgard, and Jean Reno.

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12:41PM on 06/22/2014

Hollywood Logic

On the persut of happiness... have enough money to travel the world. SO many films like this already.
On the persut of happiness... have enough money to travel the world. SO many films like this already.
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6:28AM on 06/21/2014
Solid cast and looks well written, even if its been done, though i have yet to see the attraction, talent-wise or physically, to Rosamund Pike.
My go-to feel good is a tie between Amelie and Ferris B
Solid cast and looks well written, even if its been done, though i have yet to see the attraction, talent-wise or physically, to Rosamund Pike.
My go-to feel good is a tie between Amelie and Ferris B
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11:15PM on 06/20/2014

You're so cool...

True Romance is what I believe to be the perfect combination and contrast of fantasy and reality. Although it's chalk full of scenes that are dark as shit, you never lose hope in the true romance Clarence and Alabama.
True Romance is what I believe to be the perfect combination and contrast of fantasy and reality. Although it's chalk full of scenes that are dark as shit, you never lose hope in the true romance Clarence and Alabama.
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9:11PM on 06/20/2014
My go-to feel good movie is Cannibal Holocaust.

Nah, it's Danny Boyle's Millions.
My go-to feel good movie is Cannibal Holocaust.

Nah, it's Danny Boyle's Millions.
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