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Looking For Eric

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Looking For Eric

Last chance to catch Ken Loach’s pleasing comedy of love, delusion and platitude-quoting retired footballers on the big screen.

Filmhouse, Edinburgh from Fri 7-Mon 10 Aug.

Looking For Eric

  • 3 stars
  • 2009
  • UK
  • 146 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Ken Loach
  • Written by: Paul Laverty
  • Cast: Eric Cantona, Steve Evets, Lucy-Jo Hudson, Matthew McNulty, Gerard Kearns, Stephanie Bishop, John Henshaw, Stefan Gumbs

Shot without frills, this sentimental, feel good comedy is much less conspicuously political than Loach's previous films. It centres upon protagonist Eric Bishop (Evets), a middle-aged Mancunian postman, who is prone to panic attacks. Gazing up one night over a spliff at a bedroom poster of Cantona, Eric is amazed to see…

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