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Postmen and other heros!
on 9 February 2010
Another gritty, northern, working class drama from Ken Loach.
Eric is having a mid-life crisis, and well he might have because up until now his life has been pretty much a disaster. Still hung up over the break-up (his fault) of his first marriage, and living with two stepsons from his second, one of whom is having a crisis of his own, there seems little pleasure to be gained from life as it is and it doesn't look like it's going to get any better. It's quite obvious he's down in the dumps, and his mates, at the Post Office where he works, decide to do something about it. Luckily, one of their group is a bit of a guru and is addicted to self-help novels. With the aid of one of these books and a bit of homespun philosphy, he comes up with a plan to help Eric; namely to find him a guide, someone through whose eyes he will be able to see things more clearly. And that's where Cantona comes in. Eric chooses his idol, King Eric.
So it is, with a bit of sage advice from the sultry, confident Cantona, that Eric starts to get his life back on track. Until......
This is a very funny film about ordinary people: love, loneliness, family; mates, football and gangstas! And it contains one of the best lines in a movie ever. The finale just before the finale, when King Eric leads his troops to Victory, the guru says............
As if I'd spoil it for you. Suffice to say I laughed out loud and applauded spontaneously, even though I was watching it on a 14" screen in my own front room.
Great movie. Thank you Ken.