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Looking For Eric (2009)



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3.5 out of 10 Not a typical Ken Loach film
Ken from Louth, 17 Nov 2009
Not they usual Ken Loach gritty kitchen sink tragedy although that's the setting. This is an uplifting fantasy with lots of humour and will put a smile on your face. Cantona is at his enigmatic best but shows an ability to laugh at himself. Football fans will appreciate the genius of the player and the passion of the fan. Non-football fans will enjoy the simple story of redemption. Well worth the two hours.
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3.5 out of 10 Well worth a watch...
Kieran from Limerick, 08 May 2010
Like every Loach film the characters are very strong. The performances by all actors are pretty much faultless but the show is stolen by Steve Evets who plays the lead role of a man on the edge. All in, a story very well told that keeps the viewer engaged to the end.
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4.5 out of 10 Very enjoyable
Jonathan from Wicklow, 02 Nov 2009
Very good drama, you very quickly empathise with the main characters in spite of their flaws. The whole Cantona connection sounds strange on paper, but somehow they pull it off and he fits perfectly into the story. Very enjoyable film.
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4 out of 10 Excellent
Eimear from Dublin, 13 Aug 2011
A really heart-warming story of a down-on-his-luck working class man, his love of football, how he'd do anything for his family, and his fellow football supporters would do anything for him. Not just a film for the lads!
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5 out of 10 Superb
Damien from Dublin, 25 Nov 2009
I rooted for the main character and his family and Eric is well Eric. Very funny if surreal in places. The same sort of humour as the full monty I found.
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What's it about....
"Looking For Eric" is the heart-warming and hilarious tale of downtrodden Eric (Steve Evets), a postman whose life is slipping through his fingers. That is until, with a little help from his family, his mates and, believe it or not, his hero Eric Cantona, he gets his life back on track. With a cast of familiar faces such as John Henshaw ("The Royle Family"), Gerard Kearns ("Shameless"), Justin Moorhouse ("Phoenix Nights") and Eric Cantona as himself. "Looking For Eric"...

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