Looking For Eric
Directed by: Ken Loach
Cast: Steve Evets, Eric Cantona, Stephanie Bishop, Gerard Kearns
Running Time: 1 hr 55 mins
Release Date: June 18, 2010 (limited)
Plot: A suicidal father (Steve Evets) tries to pull his life together with the help of his imaginary friend, real-life soccer legend Eric Cantona.
Who’S It For?: This will please the optimists of the art-house crowd, but even mainstream audiences have the potential to find this movie to be quite enjoyable. Familiarity with Eric Cantona beforehand is not necessary.
According to soccer player Eric Cantona in his worshipful film, the greatest moment in his sports career “was a pass.” With Looking For Eric, the therapeutic assistance offered by the Yoga Berra of soccer proverbs becomes a guiding light for a man who starts off in drastic darkness (the first scene of the movie has a suicide attempt) and ends