Ready for our next exciting contest and adventure, Canada? Well Dork Shelf and eOne Films want to send you a pair of run-of-engagement passes to see HECTOR AND THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS, in theatres this Friday!
Hector’s life seems perfect, but it’s not.
Hector (SIMON PEGG) is a successful, well-meaning and eccentric professional, filled with childlike wonder, but he’s stuck. He’s a busy psychiatrist with a thriving practice, living with his beautiful girlfriend, Clara (ROSAMUND PIKE), in a fabulous London flat; but he’s losing patience with his patients, who aren’t getting any happier, and his romantic relationship isn’t going anywhere.
Hector feels like a fraud. How can he help his patients be happier when he doesn’t really know what happiness is?
And so, Hector sets off on a global quest in search of happiness.
He travels to China, Africa and Los Angeles and he meets a host of characters: some are kind, some are dangerous, and some are even happy. He witnesses wretched excess and abject squalor; breathtaking landscapes and urban decay; generous hospitality and ruthless brutality; friendship and humanity; and when he comes close to losing his life, he realizes that he does not wish to die before he has really lived.
In China, he meets a wealthy businessman (STELLAN SKARSGÅRD) and falls for an enchanting young woman (MING ZHAO). In an ancient monastery, he meets a happy old monk (TOGO IGAWA) who finds Hector’s dilemma hysterically funny. In Africa, Hector visits a self-less old friend (BARRY ATSMA), encounters a drug-lord (JEAN RENO) and is taken prisoner by rebels. In Los Angeles, he reconnects with his first love (TONI COLLETTE), and consults the celebrated guru of happiness (CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER). But the closer he gets to all of these people, the further he drifts from Clara.
The farther he travels, the more Hector realizes that happiness is not a destination, it’s a starting point.
Has he been headed in the wrong direction? Does happiness exist? And, more importantly, does happiness exist for Hector?
Hector and the Search for Happiness opens in theatres across Canada on Friday, September 26th, but here’s how you can see it on us! Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org with HECTOR AND THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS in the subject line! Be sure to include your FULL NAME and MAILING ADDRESS in your email! Contest open to all Canadian residents, excluding Quebec. Passes good at Cineplex locations only. Please only one email entry per household. Multiple entries will be deleted. For additional chances to win, simply like the contest announcement on our Facebook page and/or re-Tweet the announcement from our Twitter! Deadline for entries is 11:59pm on Wednesday, October 1st .
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