Trailer

Sorry We Missed You

Runtime
1hr 40mins
Directed by
Ken Loach
Featuring
Kris Hitchen, Debbie Honeywood, Rhys Stone
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The British working class is once again the empathetic subject of Ken Loach’s Sorry We Missed You, a wrenching, intimate family drama that exposes the dark side of the so-called “gig economy”.

Ricky, a former laborer, and his home-attendant wife Abby—who lost their home in the 2008 financial crash—are desperate to get out of their financial distress. When an opportunity comes up for Ricky to work as his own boss as a delivery driver, they sell their only asset, Abby’s car, to trade it in for a shiny new white van and the dream that Ricky can work his way up to someday owning his own delivery franchise.

But the couple find their lives are quickly pushed further to the edge by an unrelenting work schedule, a ruthless supervisor and the needs of their two teenage children. Capturing the sacred moments that make a family as well as the acts of desperation they need to undertake to make it through each day, this universal story is skillfully and indelibly told with unforgettable performances and a searing script by Loach’s long-time collaborator Paul Laverty.

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Reviews
Review Text

Ken Loach raises his game yet further with this gut-wrenching tale of a delivery worker driven to the brink

Review Author
Peter Bradshaw
Review Publication
The Guardian
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A drama of such searing human empathy and quotidian heartbreak that its powerful climactic scenes actually impede your breathing.

Review Author
David Rooney
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Hollywood Reporter
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Ken Loach has done it again. His new film is another intimate and powerful drama about what’s going on in people’s everyday lives—not just in England, but all over the world.

Review Author
Owen Gleiberman
Review Publication
Variety