Looking For Eric (Ken Loach, 2009)

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Antoine Doinel
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Looking For Eric (Ken Loach, 2009)

#1 Post by Antoine Doinel » Sat Mar 28, 2009 1:21 pm

Here's the trailer for Ken Loach's new film. It will be at Cannes.

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Re: Looking For Eric (Ken Loach, 2009)

#2 Post by MichaelB » Sat Mar 28, 2009 2:17 pm

Antoine Doinel wrote:Here's the trailer for Ken Loach's new film. It will be at Cannes.
No surprise there - I interviewed its producer last July, just after the film had finished shooting. Which strongly suggested "autumn editing, winter completion, Cannes premiere" to me at the time.

It sounds quite fun from the way she described it - probably not an out-and-out comedy, but it certainly sounds a lot more lighthearted than almost anything Loach has made this millennium.



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Re: Looking For Eric (Ken Loach, 2009)

#5 Post by bdsweeney » Thu Sep 10, 2009 7:27 pm

Saw this last night, but don't have time to say too much about it.

Nothing special, but quite enjoyable. It never seems to find a happy medium between its more typical Loach-like social drama elements and the comedy parts. That being said, it's nice that the characters aren't spoon fed to the audience and that the humour is (mostly) derived from the characters rather than any sort of set-up comical situations.

The second half deals more with the 'plot' (rather than just a character study), and its elements feel a bit tacked on--but it all brings about a rousing conclusion and you leave with a smile on your face.

As for the football element, it's great to see the older footage from Cantona's days on the pitch if you're a fan, but it's not neccesary to have any knowledge of the game or who Eric Cantona is to enjoy the film.

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