Spotlight – Hector and the Search for Happiness (2014)

Every Sunday Film Review UK will put a ‘Spotlight‘ on a gem of both modern and classic cinema* that will make these short, dark and wintery Sunday nights a little more berable. Whether it be for the whole family, a couple snuggled up on the sofa with mugs of hot chocolate, or just yourself trying to forget the coming Monday – sit down, relax and put a ‘Winter Spotlight‘ movie on.

Hector and the Search for Happiness – Trailer

For the first movie in Film Review UK‘s brand-new ‘Spotlight‘ series we give you Hector and the Search for Happiness (2014).

Starring Simon Pegg, Rosamund Pike, Christopher Plummer and Jean Reno, Hector and the Search for Happiness follows, you guessed it, Hector (Pegg), a psychiatrist, who starts to find his ability to help his patients severely compromised due to a fundamental lack in understanding of the key human emotion, happiness. How can you possibly help people in desperate need of happiness when you yourself are unhappy.

So what else can Hector do but embark on an epic journey to find this often illusive emotion – though what he finds along the way he surely could never have expected.

Available now on Netflix UK

Hector and the Search for Happiness (2014)

114 min|Adventure, Comedy, Drama|14 Aug 2014
7.0Rating: 7.0 / 10 from 31,504 usersMetascore: 29
A psychiatrist searches the globe to find the secret of happiness.

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