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Looking for Eric

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Looking for Eric | HORN SECTION Eric Cantona and Steve Evets sound off in Looking for Eric
Joss Barratt

Looking for Eric

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
116 minutes
Limited Release Date:
05/14/10
performer:
Eric Cantona, Steve Evets
director:
Ken Loach
author:
Paul Laverty
genre:
Drama, Comedy

We gave it a C-

The British director Ken Loach can be a master of working-class realism, but not in this cranky, rudderless shambles. Eric (Steve Evets), a sad-sack postman from Manchester, has made a mess of his life. Years ago, he ditched his pregnant wife, and he has never recovered from that mistake. Now, though, he has a savior: the former French soccer superstar Eric Cantona (as himself), who shows up to dispense advice like Humphrey Bogart in Play It Again, Sam. Looking for Eric, with its noisy bloke bluster, hardly sticks to this conceit — or, really, to anything else. It’s a kitchen sink full of dirty dishes that don’t match. (Available on cable via on demand) C-

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