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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 (screenplay)
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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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Kris Hitchen took inspiration for his part from his time working as a plumber in the years between acting jobs. See more »

Goofs

At 59 minutes and 37 seconds into the movie the head of a crew member is visible in the background mirror when Ricky is reading a letter from the school. See more »

Quotes

Abbie Turner: This is my family, and I'm telling you now, nobody messes with my family.
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Shines a light on the gig economy
4 November 2019 | by deniseireland-54237See all my reviews

Ken Loach films are always on point, no matter the issues and societal ills being explored. Sorry We Missed You takes its audience into the life of a family whose circumstances result in both parents being at the mercy of zero hours contracts and corporate misuse of self employment to exploit their workforce for bigger profits. Its a sad indictment of our society and the gig economy which journeys more and more towards placing higher value on the pursuit of profit over the lives and well being of ordinary working class people. Anyone who buys on line and has your parcel delivered to your door or has relatives who rely on paid carers should watch this film to fully appreciate what they do for us and the sacrifices and hardships they may be facing.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

6 March 2020 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,436, 8 March 2020

Gross USA:

$28,273

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,766,149
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