In the tradition of feel-good comedies like The Full Monty, Waking Ned Devine comes Looking For Eric, the movie by Ken Loach (The Wind That Shakes The Barley; Sweet Sixteen) that premiered to laughter and applause at the Cannes Film Festival. Imagine if a boxing fan had Mohamed Ali suddenly pop into his home to offer sage advice about life. Or a baseball fan had Mickey Mantle raising a glass of beer and giving him pointers on the ladies. That’s what it’s like for British soccer fanatic Eric Bishop after one of the greatest players of all time – Eric Cantona, the legendary player for Manchester United – magically appears to give the down on his luck man a hand with raising his kids and wooing back his ex-wife. When the menace of crime threatens Eric’s home, Cantona’s advice finally gets him to reach out to his friends that have always been ready to help via a con job climax that’s as effective as it is silly.