Ken Loach’s bittersweet comedy drama Looking for Eric
witnesses the veteran British director undertaking one of his first forays into magic realism. The film blends enchanting and refreshing fantasy-themed whimsicality with an irresistible core of warmth and sweetness that Loach unveils in the hard-scrabble working-class life that occupies center stage. With Loach and his cast working at the top of their game, the movie represents an unmitigated triumph on all levels.
Steve Evets stars as Eric Bishop, a Manchester postman whose life took a disastrous turn in the early ’80s when he let fear and intimidation drive him out of a loving relationship with ...