This Is the Film That Spiritual Guru Marianne Williamson Endorsed

Ed Araquel
'Hector and the Search for Happiness'

On the heels of her failed congressional bid, Williamson is giving her thumbs-up to a new comedy

This story first appeared in the Oct. 3 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

Now that Marianne Williamson's congressional bid is dead, the spiritual guru has turned her attention toward endorsements. But instead of political thumbs-ups, she endorsed a film — and a comedy at that.

Relativity Media snagged Williamson with the help of the charity Art of Elysium to analyze Hector and the Search for Happiness and share her (unpaid) perspective of the Simon Pegg starrer at a Sept. 17 dinner at the nonprofit's events space near downtown L.A. Williamson, a lecturer on metaphysics, applied her new age views to the Peter Chelsom-directed pic for 20 minutes.

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"This movie … brings to the surface a conversation the soul is trying to have with itself," she told invitees, who also heard from Chelsom.

The film opens wide Oct. 3.