ClaudiaPuig's Review of Hector and the Search for Happiness

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Based on a 2002 French book by François Lelord, the title promises both something of substance and levity. But the film doesn't deliver much of either. It may be attempting to comment on dissatisfied, childlike adults who, like Peggy Lee, wonder if this is all there is. It also may be trying to explore the beauty of leaving one's comfort zone and taking scary, emotional leaps. But what emerges come off more like a British man-child's Eat, Pray, Love or, more accurately, Dally, Languish, Return.
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Okfor ages12+