Hector and the Search for Happiness

Hector and the Search for Happiness

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Director: Peter Chelsom, Simon Pegg, Toni Collette, Rosamund Pike

Cast: Peter Chelsom, Simon Pegg, Toni Collette, Rosamund Pike

     
 
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

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/03/2015
UPC:
0024543993568
Original Release:
2014
Rating:
R
Source:
20th Century Fox
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound]
Time:
1:54:00
Sales rank:
13,097

Special Features

Closed Caption; Around the world with Simon Pegg; The making of Hector and the Search For Happiness; Director commentary

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Simon Pegg Hector
Toni Collette Agnes
Rosamund Pike Clara
Stellan Skarsgård Edward
Jean Reno Diego
Christopher Plummer Professor Coreman
Jordan Schartner Evil Plane Assassin
Tracy-Ann Oberman Pathetic Jane
Veronica Ferres Anjali
Jakob Davies Young Hector
Christopher Gauthier Roger
Michael D. Adamthwaite Queen's Guard
Vincent Gale Clara's Boss
Gabrielle Rose French Proprietress
Bruce Richard Fontaine Malcolm
Bernard Cuffling Professor Niedorf
Dean Paul Gibson Joyless Husband
Eileen Barrett Joyless Wife
Malcom Boddington Doorman
Gribunina Marina Passport Control
Ingrid Lin Little Girl at Airport
Thorsten Wedekind Stressed German
Ana Trujic Economy Class Stewardess
Alexa Damian Business Class Stewardess #1
Megan White Business Class Stewardess #2
Wang Qiong Chinese Club Manager
Ming Zhao Ying Li
Neil Li Hotel Receptionist
Aaron Lee Yong Monk
Togo Igawa Old Monk
Joo Kyeong Lee Shanghai Airport Ticket Lady
S'Thandiwe Kgoroge Marie Louise
Christine LeBronq Old Lady African Airport
Barry Atsma Michael
Anthony Oseyemi Marcel
Dalias Blake Bartender
Sebelethu Bonkolo Baruti
Hlubi Mboya Pretty Cousin
Mary Twala Grim Granny
Sam Medupe Taxi Driver
Charles Baloyi Carjacker #1
Senzo Vilakazi Carjacker #2
Akin Omotoso African Boss
Walter Chukwu African Party Band Singer
Abraham's Seed African Party Band
Tessa Jubber First Class Passenger
Sivan Raphedy Stewardess - LA Flight
Gys de Villiers Pilot
Chantel Herman Dying Woman on Plane
Hannah Longworth Daisy
Aiden Longworth Jack
Chad Willett Alan
Elizabeth McLaughlin Coreman's Assistant
Daniel Hirst Hector Stunt Double

Technical Credits
Peter Chelsom Director,Screenwriter
John Albanis Co-producer
Markus Aldenhoven Executive Producer
Felix Andriessens Sound Editor
Christian Angermayer Producer
Deborah Aquila Casting
Kim Arnott Executive Producer
Iris B Casting
Laurel Bergman Art Director
Jan Bernotat Asst. Director
Matt Biffa Musical Direction/Supervision
Kevin Bitters Special Effects
Bonnie Lee Bouman Casting
Kolja Brandt Cinematographer
Oliver Damian Co-producer
Mohammed Hans Dastmaltchi Associate Producer
Hilary Davis Associate Producer
Michael Diner Production Designer
Klaus Dohle Producer
Trish Dolman Producer
Mario Duthie Special Effects
Cheryl Eatock Production Manager
Max Fuhrmann Production Manager
Marc Gabizon Executive Producer
Rumana Gray Production Manager
Christine Haebler Producer
Marc Hansell Executive Producer
Maria von Heland Screenwriter
Alan Howard Executive Producer
Phil Hunt Producer
Jens Meurer Executive Producer
Ryan Kavanaugh Executive Producer
Stephen Kelliher Associate Producer
Amelie V. Kienlin Executive Producer
Klemens Hallmann Executive Producer
Roman Klink Executive Producer
Judy Lee Casting
François Lelord Screenwriter
Tinker Lindsay Screenwriter
Nina Maag Co-producer
Dan Mangan Score Composer
Benjamin Melkman Executive Producer
Jo Mooney Art Director
Yoshi Nishio Executive Producer
Jim O'Grady Production Manager
Anup Poddar Production Manager
Rainer Puls Executive Producer
Olivier Puls Executive Producer
Yasin Sebastian Qureshi Associate Producer
Markus Reinecke Associate Producer
Elliott Ross Executive Producer
Fernella Ross Executive Producer
Fenella Ross Executive Producer
Compton Ross Producer
Nadine Scherer Makeup
Jens-Peter Stein Associate Producer
Markus Stemler Sound/Sound Designer
Christine Strobl Executive Producer
Tucker Tooley Executive Producer
Judy Tossell Producer
Fabienne vandeKoolwijk Art Director
Haydn Wazelle Associate Producer
Claus Wehlisch Editor
Michael Williams Production Manager
Tricia Wood Casting
Sisi Wu Production Manager
Lisa Zagoria Casting
Jesse Zubot Score Composer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Hector and the Search for Happiness
1. Chapter 1 [4:10]
2. Chapter 2 [5:19]
3. Chapter 3 [4:09]
4. Chapter 4 [4:07]
5. Chapter 5 [3:38]
6. Chapter 6 [4:07]
7. Chapter 7 [3:47]
8. Chapter 8 [3:57]
9. Chapter 9 [3:50]
10. Chapter 10 [3:35]
11. Chapter 11 [6:04]
12. Chapter 12 [5:06]
13. Chapter 13 [4:04]
14. Chapter 14 [4:59]
15. Chapter 15 [5:02]
16. Chapter 16 [2:10]
17. Chapter 17 [5:10]
18. Chapter 18 [3:45]
19. Chapter 19 [7:07]
20. Chapter 20 [5:25]
21. Chapter 21 [5:39]
22. Chapter 22 [4:38]
23. Chapter 23 [4:55]
24. Chapter 24 [3:57]
25. Chapter 25 [5:10]

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Hector and the Search for Happiness 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of the most uplifting happy movies we have ever seen. It helped put everything into perspective for us.