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Sorry We Missed You (2019)

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Hoping that self-employment through gig economy can solve their financial woes, a hard-up UK delivery driver and his wife struggling to raise a family end up trapped in the vicious circle of this modern-day form of labour exploitation.

Director:

Ken Loach

Writer:

Paul Laverty
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 4 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kris Hitchen ... Ricky
Debbie Honeywood ... Abbie
Rhys Stone Rhys Stone ... Seb
Katie Proctor ... Liza Jae
Ross Brewster Ross Brewster ... Maloney
Charlie Richmond ... Henry
Julian Ions Julian Ions ... Freddie
Sheila Dunkerley Sheila Dunkerley ... Rosie
Maxie Peters Maxie Peters ... Robert
Christopher John Slater Christopher John Slater ... Ben
Heather Wood Heather Wood ... Mollie
Albert Dumba Albert Dumba ... Harpoon (as alberto Dumba)
Natalia Stonebanks Natalia Stonebanks ... Roz
Jordan Collard Jordan Collard ... Dodge
Dave Turner Dave Turner ... Magpie
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Ricky and his family have been fighting an uphill struggle against debt since the 2008 financial crash. An opportunity to wrestle back some independence appears with a shiny new van and the chance to run a franchise as a self employed delivery driver. It's hard work, and his wife's job as a carer is no easier. The family unit is strong but when both are pulled in different directions everything comes to breaking point.

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The song sung by Abbie's patient, when Abbie is having her hair combed is 'goodnight irene', which is the song sung by Bristol Rovers football club fans. See more »

Goofs

When Ricky delivers a parcel to an angry Newcastle United fan he has his scanner with him. After arguing with customer he leaves without the scanner. His hands are empty. See more »

Quotes

Abbie Turner: This is my family, and I'm telling you now, nobody messes with my family.
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Powerful...and quite painful to watch.
22 October 2019 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

"Sorry We Missed You" is an exceptional film from British director Ken Loach that I recently saw at the Philadelphia Film Festival. It's amazingly realistic and powerful....as well as incredibly sad and depressing. This is NOT a criticism...more just to let you know that it's anything but a 'feel good' sort of movie.

The story is about a working class family in crisis. The father worked 90 hour weeks as a delivery man. His boss is completely unsympathetic and hard...like a rock. The wife is also working 12-14 hour days and together they barely get by. But, because they are barely home, it's taking a huge emotional and physical toll on them as well as the family. Through the course of the film, you see these decent people fall apart....and there doesn't seem to be any answer for their predicament.

This movie was brilliant in that the actors seemed nothing like conventional actors....they were REAL. But, unlike non-professional actors, they were convincing and extremely effective. I applaud them and Loach for delivering a film that makes you think and feel....and challenges your preconceptions about the fairness and decency in the modern economy. A film not to be missed...unless you are depressed. If you do suffer from clinical depression or your life has been hard lately....maybe you might want to skip this one.


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Release Date:

6 March 2020 (USA) See more »

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$28,273

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,487,343
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