Rent Looking for Eric (2009)

3.6 of 5 from 384 ratings
1h 52min
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Synopsis:
Eric (Steve Evets), a postman whose life is slipping though 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.
Actors:
, , , , , , , , , , , Kelly Bowland, , , , , , , , Johnny Travis
Directors:
Writers:
Paul Laverty
Studio:
Icon
Genres:
British Films, Comedy, Sports & Sport Films
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
12/10/2009
Run Time:
112 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Feature with audio description
  • Audio commentary with Ken Loach & Steve Evets
  • Theatrical Trailer
BBFC:
Release Date:
12/10/2009
Run Time:
116 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Feature with audio description
  • Audio commentary with Ken Loach & Steve Evets
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • ‘United We Stand’ Documentary
  • ‘Happy Ending’ Short Film
  • ‘Another City’ Short Film
  • Music Video
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Director selected shots
  • Q&A with ken Loach, Steve Evets and Eric Cantona

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Reviews (5) of Looking for Eric

A Great Surprise - Looking for Eric review by CP Customer

Spoiler Alert
30/08/2009

Loach has crafted a heart warming tale of a depressed bachelor trying to make sense of his life and the mess that it has become. It is a tale about friendship and while his postal co-workers share his love of Cantona, you're doing a major injustice to write off this film as a trivial football piece. This is a film that will unite film and football lovers in their appreciation.

2 out of 4 members found this review helpful.

Couldnt hold my attention - Looking for Eric review by CP Customer

Spoiler Alert
02/12/2009

After hearing many good things about this film, I was looking forward to watching it.

After 30 minutes of a slow story, following a postman around swearing his head off it failed to grab my attention.

I held out for another 30 minutes willing it to get better but it lacked anything to grip onto.

Very let down, wouldnt bother with this film.

1 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

ultimately feelgood - Looking for Eric review by CP Customer

Spoiler Alert
16/10/2010

I've wanted to watch this film for a while. What I got was very much what I expected: gritty, coarse in places, elements of real laugh out loud comedy.

The first 30 minutes sees fragile and nervy Postie Steve Evets in a downward spiral. Problems with work, with family. You can see him unravelling before your eyes. With the arrival of Cantona, you see hope, but as fast as the little postie gets up, something knocks him down again. I can see how this would put some viewers off as it is dark stuff in places.

There is swearing a plenty, but don't let it put you off what is essentially an allegory on the value of teamwork and draws a comparison with Cantona's career on and off the pitch; how an individual, however weak or flawed, can succeed when he has a trusted team around him.

Ultimately feel-good but I think I could have done with subtitles in places for Cantona's scenes!

0 out of 0 members found this review helpful.

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