The Flickering Myth Podcast goes on a search for happiness…
Flickering Myth deputy editor Luke Owen sits down with the director of Hector and the Search for Happiness Peter Chelsom to talk about the movie, working with Simon Pegg and what it’s like shooting around the world.
Hector and the Search for Happiness is released in cinemas today, read our ★★ review here.
Hector (Simon Pegg – Shaun of the Dead, The Worlds End, Paul) is an eccentric yet loveable psychiatrist who finds himself at a crossroads in life; his patients just aren’t getting any happier and his life is going nowhere. Feeling trapped between his mundane daily routine and his neurotic girlfriend, Clara (Rosamund Pike – Made in Dagenham, Jack Reacher), Hector decides to break away from his sheltered London life and go on a global quest to find out whether happiness truly exists – and more importantly, whether it exists for Hector. Along the way he meets friends old and new, learning some valuable lessons on his journey of self discovery that proves equal parts colourful, dangerous, exotic and hilarious.
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