DVD Looking for Eric [DVD] [2009] [Region 1] (DVD 6973531),
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Looking for Eric [DVD] [2009] [Region 1]

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  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • THE WIND THAT SHAKES THE BARLEYs Ken Loach directs this dramedy about Eric, a Manchester resident whose life may be falling apart around him even as his love for football endures. Frequent Loach collaborator Paul Laverty provides the script.
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  • Credits
    Steve Evets, Stephanie Bishop, Gerard Kearns, John Henshaw
  • Critic Reviews
    "Very funny and a bit sentimental, it's naturalistic comedy of the highest order, with Evets and Henshaw standouts among a terrific cast."
    Hollywood Reporter

    4 stars out of 5 -- "Echoing earlier Loach films like RIFF-RAFF and RAINING STONES, LOOKING relegates politics to the subs' bench, letting humour and humanity lead the frontline."
    Total Film

    4 stars out of 5 -- "[Loach has] made one of his most entertaining, uplifting films....Evets' nervy energy is brilliant."
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    4 stars out of 5 -- "Veteran British director Ken Loach fields one of his most accessible and lightly-toned offerings to date with this comedy about a football fanatic trying to sort out his life."
    Box Office

    "[T]here is plenty of grit and working-class stoicism, and also the hovering threat of violence and repressive state power."
    New York Times

    "Quick wit is one quality that makes the film special; another is a tenderness that grows out of the postman's grief..."
    Wall Street Journal

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