Posted on Friday, June 20th, 2014 by Russ Fischer
Hector and the Search for Happiness, a UK comedy starring Simon Pegg, looks an awful lot like a remix of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. The resemblance is in the fact that, in both films, the central character goes on a globe-trotting journey to find the secret to happiness. The secrets may be different, and the origin point for each guy certainly is. (Here, Pegg plays a successful married psychiatrist who loses sight of the root of happiness, and travels the world to find it again. Based on this trailer, it seems like that pisses off his wife just a bit, as you’d expect it might.)
In the end, this is probably a very different film from The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, but this first Hector and the Search for Happiness trailer seems to want us to connect the two regardless. Watch below.