Looking For Eric: DVD Review
Looking For Eric
Released by Warner Home Video
for Eric sees the king of gritty drama making a comedy/ fantasy of sorts.
Ken Loach brings the philosophical genius(cough) of
Eric Cantona to a postman whose live has gone down the gurgler since his family
Eric, this Man United obsessed postman
(played with world weary aplomb by Steve Evets) finds solace in weed and chats
with the legendary Eric Cantona as he tries to get his life back on track and
tries to bring the family back together.
most part, it works - but then director Loach, formerly the king of miserable
realises he may have lightened up too much - and halfway through, a big slab of
unhappiness is thrown into the mix.
violently switches from fantasy drama to kitchen sink melodrama mixed in with
And it's this move which endangers
the film by making it feel like two flicks tacked together - even Cantona
(imaginary or otherwise) disappears when the reality hits.
It's an odd mix but Looking For Eric is strangely rewarding.