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Sorry We Missed You (2019)

Sorry we missed you (original title)
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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 5 wins & 12 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 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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Storyline

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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Drama

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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 »

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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 »

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Abbie Turner: This is my family, and I'm telling you now, nobody messes with my family.
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Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies of 2020 (So Far) (2020) See more »

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Heartbreaking but needs to be told.
2 November 2019 | by mhardingyoungSee all my reviews

Another critical analysis of life in England in 2019. Has English society changed at all since Ken Loach' first films in the 60s? It seems not. Heartbreaking, shameful, relatable and tragically so true. We can all relate to the characters,they are our friends and neighbours and think, there but for the grace of god...... The film reminded me of On the Waterfront, with the corrupt 1950s dockside gang masters. How can these working practices have been allowed in England, in the C21st? A decade of capitalist government lade bare, just as the UK decides it's future yet again. Other "reviews" suggest the acting is suspect in places, but I feel this is the film's and LoachKs skill in making the film appear to be so real , so natural, so tragically real. Every scene and every prop had meaning, from the dreadful state of the rented house - why aren't landlords forced to maintain a decent level of decoration and repair. To the fast food of the van dash board- so what is the social and health cost of forcing drivers to work long hours, with no breaks eating sugar filled snacks. To the school who excluded a young man for 2 weeks with no support or, understanding of the causes or support needed. A true essay of English life in 2019. Tragic.


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UK | France | Belgium

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 March 2020 (USA) See more »

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Sorry We Missed You See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$9,436, 8 March 2020

Gross USA:

$28,273

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,768,505
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1.85 : 1
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