Looking for Eric

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"To win back the love of his life, Eric's going to need a little training."
  • NR
  • 2009
  • 1 hr 56 min
  • 7.1  (17,877)
  • 66

Looking for Eric is a 2009 British-French production and a highly acclaimed film that features a mix of comedy and heartfelt drama. Directed by the legendary director Ken Loach, the movie stars Steve Evets, Eric Cantona, and Stephanie Bishop in leading roles. The plot of the movie focuses on a depressed Manchester United fan named Eric Bishop, who is going through a tough time in life. Eric is struggling to come to terms with his past mistakes, and his broken relationships with his ex-wife and two kids are not making things any better for him. His job as a postman is the only source of solace in his life outside of his love for football, which has always been his escape from the harsh realities of life.

Eric's life turns upside down when he starts having hallucinations of his hero, Eric Cantona, who is a former Manchester United footballer. Cantona serves as a mentor to Eric, appearing in various moments of the movie, urging Eric to take charge of his life and help him get back on his feet. Cantona begins to question and challenge Eric's fears and worries, guiding him with his wise words of philosophy, humor, and motivation to overcome his struggles.

The first step of his journey out of depression is to reconnect with his estranged ex-wife and help repair the broken relationship with his two stepsons. Eric finds himself drawn into the unplanned and sometimes messy but exhilarating moments of the lives of those around him, healing both himself and those he cares about along the way.

The movie follows Eric as he navigates through complex relationships and discovers new ways of thinking about the world, love, and the people in it. The film evokes many emotions, ranging from sadness and despair to happiness and hope, making it a must-see for anyone looking for a movie that will move and motivate them.

The cinematography and music of the film, coupled with its strong acting performances, make it even more of a cinematic masterpiece. Loach uses his unique style of capturing the reality of life in a raw and unfiltered way, bringing the audience closer to the characters, making their pain and triumph feel more authentic.

In addition, the movie features a stellar cast, especially Steve Evets, who gives an exceptionally touching performance as the protagonist Eric Bishop. Evets brings a sense of humanity and vulnerability to the character, making Eric's journey all the more meaningful. Eric Cantona, who plays a fictionalized version of himself, is also fantastic - adding gravitas to his character, paired with side-splittingly funny quips which elevates the movie to a whole new level.

Overall, Looking for Eric is an excellent movie that tells a story about self-discovery, personal growth, and the power of human relationships. It is a movie that offers a timeless message of hope and inspiration that is sure to leave a lasting impression on anyone who watches it.

Looking for Eric is a 2009 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 56 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.1 and a MetaScore of 66.

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    7.1  (17,877)
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