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1 hr. 56 min.

Plot Summary
Ever since his wife (Stephanie Bishop) left him, Eric Bishop's (Steve Evets) life has fallen apart. His two teen sons (Gerard Kearns, Stefan Gumbs) have little regard for him, his job at the post office is increasingly unfulfilling and he ends up in the hospital after a car crash. One night, he smokes marijuana and has a vision of his favorite Manchester United soccer player: Eric Cantona. With the help of his idol and his daughter (Lucy-Jo Hudson), Eric tries to get his life straightened out.

Cast: Steve Evets , Eric Cantona , Stephanie Bishop , Gerard Kearns , Stefan Gumbs , Lucy-Jo Hudson , Cole Williams , Dylan Williams

Director: Ken Loach

Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: IFC Films

Looking for Eric (2009)

Release Date: May 14th, 2010|1 hr. 56 min.

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  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Along the way, Looking for Eric emerges as a portrait of a world and a way of life. You will probably not want to live in Manchester after seeing this film, but you'll like and respect the people. show more

  • 80
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    A daring and unstable mélange of styles--working-class realism, deadpan fantasy, shameless buffoonery. At times it falls flat, or fails to rise. More often than not, though, it's a heartbreaker. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    In the engaging Looking for Eric, Loach, the master of British kitchen sink social drama - tries a bit of imaginary whimsy. show more

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