Hector and the Search for Happiness

If Ben Stiller’s The Secret Life of Walter Mitty had been a little less daydream-y and a little more British, it probably would have looked a lot like Peter Chelsom‘s Hector and the Search for Happiness. Both films center on middle-aged men who, unsatisfied by their dreary professional lives, decide to embark on whimsical adventures around the globe.

To be sure, there are a few differences. The man in this movie is played by Simon Pegg, not Ben Stiller, and he’s a psychiatrist, not a photo editor. But there are more similarities, from the sweeping shots of snowy mountains all the way down to the plaid scarves that the characters don for their travels. Watch it after the jump.

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Try not to laugh when you read the following Associated Press quote from Miley Cyrus – and then stay tuned for a reason you should actually expect the Hannah Montana movie to be worthwhile. Honest.

So, first of all, here’s Ms. Cyrus on why there won’t be a sequel to this spring’s motion picture:

We got really lucky with having the material to make one movie. I don’t know if I would do another film, but I would love to do another season. That would be what we would all agree on.

Not all of us will agree on that, dear. See the comments section below for proof of that fact.

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