Hector (Simon Pegg) is frustrated that he can
patients with real happiness even though he has a successful psychiatry
practice in London, England. He also has a nice home and a beautiful
caring girlfriend (Rosamund Pike). So
one day he decides to go a journey (which will take him from China to Africa to
Los Angeles) as he decides to do research on what makes people happy and what
happiness is; and along the way he meets a rich businessman (Stellan
Skarsgard), a beautiful Chinese woman, a powerful drug dealer named Diego (Jean
Reno who I really miss seeing in more movies these days), a successful author
(Christopher Plummer) who wrote a book on happiness, and his ex-girlfriend
(Toni Collette). At times, HECTOR AND
SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS is a funny movie and maybe it will make you think about
what does it mean to be happy, but I do think Simon Pegg at least got to see
China and Africa while making this movie and work with Jean Reno (who I would
love to see Simon work with again).
AROUND THE WORLD WITH SIMON PEGG is an interview
pegg as he talks about the movie and how it was great to work with great actors
like Jean Reno and Christopher Plummer.
THE MAKING OF HECTOR AND
THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS is a promotional featurette that has interviews with
cast and crew as they talk about the movie and the challenges of making it
while pointing out the items in Hector’s office gives clues to his journeys and
adventures in the film.
Feature film audio commentary with director Peter
which can be skipped.
Rounding out the extras is the original theatrical
and previews for some of Fox’s other releases.
HECTOR AND THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS
is a movie with heart and humor where sometimes you can’t search for happiness
to know what it is. I do wish Jean Reno
and Simon Pegg do another movie together soon.
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