Cannes crowd—pleaser LOOKING FOR ERIC is a tender, life—affirming, and hilarious nod to the possibility of second chances. When down—and—out postal worker Eric Bishop (Steve Evets) reaches the end of his rope — his two layabout stepsons are set on driving him to an early grave, his second marriage is in ruins, and that's just the start of his troubles — he finds some unexpected motivation to turn his life around and win back the love of his life from none other than his idol, the legendary footballer Eric Cantona of Manchester United.
- Ken Loach
- Steve Evets, Eric Cantona, Stephanie Bishop, Gerard Kearns, John Henshaw
And the film's riotous climax deftly turns grim social realism into action-slapstick revenge farce. Not something Mr. Loach has tried before, and something he turns out to do rather well.A.O. Scott, New York Times, 07.07.2010
It's a kitchen sink full of dirty dishes that don't match.Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly, 07.07.2010
Cantona, whose five-year run with United ended with his unexpected retirement in 1997, plays himself with a self-deprecating charm that is hard to resist, and Evets, a hardscrabble actor who's knocked around for years, is unforgettable...Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times, 07.07.2010
Loach can't resolve this picture's contradictory impulses, but he has made the most entertaining sports film in a while. And I didn't know Cantona from a can of gray English peas.Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune, 07.07.2010