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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.


Ken Loach


Paul Laverty (screenplay)
4,984 ( 340)
Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 5 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »





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 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


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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This was a sequel to Ken's film 'I Daniel Bake' which was also filmed in Newcastle. See more »


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 »


Ricky: I don't know what's got into you, I really don't. You're a smart kid just like Liza. You used to be in all the top sets. What is going on? Just give yourself some choices mate.
Abbie Turner: Seb?
Seb: Hmm-mm?
Abbie Turner: We've talked about this. You could go to uni.
Seb: Go to uni? What, and be like Harpoon's brother? £57 grand in debt and what? Working in a call centre now, getting smashed every weekend just to forget his problems. Of course.
Ricky: Yeah, but it doesn't have to be like that does it? There's some good jobs out there.
Seb: Good ...
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Sorry we missed you : Genuine - honest - emotional.
4 November 2019 | by brankovranjkovicSee all my reviews

Documentary drama from Ken Loach.

The real life struggles of real people struggling to make ends meet after the financial crash. This is about a family in desperate situations, who are financially and time poor. He's a hardworking self-employed delivery driver, she's an overstretched care worker. Both very demanding jobs, their lives are hard, and their kids are neglected. A serious story for current times, though there are no references to Brexit or politics generally.

If you've seen 'I, Daniel Blake' then you'll have a good idea what to expect, though this isn't about benefits. This is more about what happens when there are no workers' rights. Recommended.

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Release Date:

6 March 2020 (USA) See more »

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$9,436, 8 March 2020

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