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Coltt’s latest recruit Aideen Fox on “Hector and The Search For Happiness”, and why it surprised her

A psychiatrist travels the globe to find happiness - this couldn’t sound more clichéd, and yet the film is. It does exactly what it says on the tin, and everything is foreseeable.

   What I found though, if you try look past the utterly chronic plot and structure, there is something quite compelling about this film. Hector (Simon Pegg) is a rich, healthy physiatrist who is simply unsatisfied with his life; so what is the answer? To conjure up a small fortune, completely abandon his job and devoted girlfriend, and travel to the four corners of the globe in the hope (but with no guarantee) that he will find inner peace and happiness. Hector travels the world (via first class) to get an insight into what happiness is, ultimately for the benefit of his patients.He visits Buddhist monks, African communities and returns to his long lost love who has rebuilt her entire life in LA (without him), just for the sake of a new peace of mind.

    The story line really speaks for itself, but I cannot come to bring myself to say I regret going to see it. This film expresses culture and adventure in a beautiful way. It has been shot with an entrancing illustration and creative filming techniques, which are surprisingly unique and wonderful. As for Pegg’s performance - although he is evidently trying to explore more emotionally driven acting roles, I think comedy is truly his forté. Although his acting was funny and heartwarming, at times there was an insincerity about it. Pegg seemed desperate to compel the audience and breakthrough to show that he is a multigenerational actor, which only felt contrived.

    There were a few other problems with Hector: the writers over-simplified the concept of happiness by reducing it to a list of specific things you must to complete in order to achieve contentedness. Also, the over-all message of the film seems to be that you must voyage around the globe in order to find peace, which is just completely irrational. The script had a lot of potential, and there was an abundance wasted talent such as Rosamund Pike and Jean Reno, both of whom had minor parts to play, yet still were incredible and brought the film together with their ability to switch between humour and drama with ease.

The plot was abysmal, but I do believe this film had a light hearted intention, and I honestly felt uplifted leaving the cinema. It surprised me.

Aideen Fox

4/10

gidgetlawliet:

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost to Reprise ‘Shaun of the Dead’ Characters for ‘Phineas and Ferb’ Halloween Special

empireaust:

Pegg And Wright Working On A New Film
They even have a title…

How’s this for a slice of fried gold? Despite the beloved Cornetto Trilogy having drawn to a close with The World’s End, Simon Pegg has revealed that he and Edgar Wright are collaborating once more: “Edgar and I were having a conversation the other day about it, and it has a title and everything. We’re kind of into a creative cycle now.”

Pegg revealed the mysterious project in an interview on BBC 6 Music, but was careful not to reveal too many details, probably because he knows how much we’ll all pester him for news once the title is out there. Acknowledging that they are both busy men (with or without Ant-Man), he is nonetheless confident that it’s going to happen. “The coming-together thing is without question on the table and will happen when we can do it.”

More intriguing still is the suggestion that this might be the first installment of a new (loose) trilogy. Pegg pointed out that, “We made three films in ten years and hopefully in the next decade we’ll make another three. I really love working with those guys and I wouldn’t ever not want to work with them. It’s not even a question.” Three Flavours Magnum Trilogy, anyone?

While we’re on the topic of all things Blood and Ice Cream, Pegg also tweeted further tantalising news: the return of Shaun Of The Dead'sbest buddies and ace zombie slayers Shaun (Pegg) and Ed (Nick Frost). Specifically, Pegg and Frost will be reprising their roles for the Halloween special of the Disney channel's hit animated series Phineas And Ferb.

The show itself has form in pop culture appropriation, having previously featured Star Wars characters, Spider-Man and the Incredible Hulk. No word yet on whether we’ll see one-armed zombies being killed with glass ashtrays, but fingers crossed.

Ben Kirby

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