• Looking for Eric (2010)

Looking for Eric

Release Date: May 14th, 2010

Not Yet Rated |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, Éric Cantona, Stephanie Bishop, Gerard Kearns, Stefan Gumbs, Lucy-Jo Hudson, Cole Williams, Dylan Williams

Director: Ken Loach

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Tornasol Films S.A.

Keywords: Daughter , Underdog , Transformation , England , Amusing , Emotional , House , Hospital , Engaging , Family , Son , 2000s ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

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

  • 80
    Joe MorgensternWall 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

  • 90
    Ray BennettThe Hollywood Reporter

    Very funny and a bit sentimental, it's naturalistic comedy of the highest order, with Evets and Henshaw standouts among a terrific cast. show more

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