Looking for Eric (2009)

Not Rated   |    |  Comedy, Drama, Fantasy


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Eric, a football fanatic postman whose life is descending into crisis, receives some life coaching from the famously philosophical Eric Cantona.


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10 June 2009 | hopek-1
8
| Lots of Laughs
I found this film extremely good fun. The plot was a little surreal, but it held you. The acting was excellent and there were lots of laughs. Cantona acquits himself perfectly respectably. As usual with Ken Loach, there was a bleaker side to the fun and the realities of ordinary people's lives were not glossed over or "prettied up". As is also the case with Loach films, one had the sensation that this was not being "acted" by professional luvvies, but conveyed with sincerity. This must be extremely difficult to achieve and I am full of admiration for the skill involved. Manchester United fans and other football followers will enjoy some of the documentary footage. But this is not just a film for football enthusiasts. I thoroughly recommend it.

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Release Date:

27 May 2009

Language

English, French


Country of Origin

UK, France, Italy, Belgium, Spain

Filming Locations

Manchester, Greater Manchester, England, UK

Box Office

Budget:

GBP4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,743 16 May 2010

Gross USA:

$55,804

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,650,726

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