Hector and the Search for Happiness

Lists: Comedy, Adventure

Brief Synopsis: "A psychiatrist searches the globe to find the secret of happiness."

Overall Ranking: 2404 (Rank from 2014: # 171)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 0%
Regular 42.86%
Half-Popped 28.57%
Stale 0%
Burnt 28.57%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
Sean Kelly80(full review)
Le Anne of Tinsel And Tine80 - The trailer lead me to assume the film to be a light comedy; instead, I found myself pleasantly surprised to find the film expressed some truly thoughtful, philosophical gems along the way.
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Comedy: 4
Rewatch: 5
Dave Examines Movies74(full review)
Gorgon Reviews61(full review)
Sober Film Critic James Brown47.6 - I don't profess to be an expert on happiness. Still, I would expect to walk out of Hector and the Search for Happiness overcome with joy or some other emotion. After all, the film is all about self-examination and should make moviegoers think on what puts a smile on each of their faces.
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Adam Mulgrew20(full review)
Dan O'Neill20(full review)

People Involved

  • Simon Pegg (Hector)
  • Rosamund Pike (Clara)
  • Toni Collette (Agnes)
  • Stellan SkarsgĂ„rd (Edward)
  • Christopher Plummer (Professor Coreman)
  • Jean Reno (Diego)
  • Peter Chelsom (Director)