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Feature 8.8
Video 7.0
Audio 7.0
Special Features 6.0
Total 8.7
Distributor: Icon
Classification: MA15+
Minutes: 116 minutes
Reviewer: Tory Favro

8.7


Looking for Eric

This wonderful comedy drama is directed by Ken Loach and even stars Manchester United Soccer legend Eric Cantona. The story revolves around Eric Bishop (Steve Evets), a man who is not only about to lose his sanity but also any normality of a life as his second wife has left him and now he must contend with not only his life falling apart but also his two step sons. Eric does what any sane or crazy man would do, seek guidance through his hero, Eric Cantona, football legend and more specifically, the philosopher that he is looking for. Of course, there is a catch to this!

Although this movie is a drama, it's more of a situational comedy, revolving around key events in the life of Eric Bishop, a middle aged postman who is only left with one love in his, that of the Manchester United football club.

Eric is also paying for his past sins and when he walked out on his first wife over thirty years ago, he must now step up and become the grandfather and more specifically the father ne never wanted to be and seeing his daughter 30-years later is not something Eric wishes to address.

Thankfully Eric is supported by some great friends at the postal service, especially Meatballs (John Henshaw) who is like a big brother to Eric and is trying everything humanly possible to get him out of the doldrums. Through meditation, they reach their inner spiritual guide and for Eric, that is Eric Cantona which begins his journey of craziness.

Of course, only Eric can communicate with his hero, no one else can see or hear him which makes this film so endearing that is sad, funny and only a wee bit predictable. It's an engaging comedy drama that is witty and extremely cleverly written that will bring a smile and a tear to even the most staunchest of movie connoisseurs.

Although the Blu-ray version contains a plethora of special features, the DVD version only contains audio commentary by director Ken Loach which does give you a unique insight into the world of Eric Bishop. Even so, it's a great way to finish the journey of Eric Bishop.

Highly Recommended!

Special Features

  • Audio Commentary with Ken Loach Audio Description






 
 



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