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Director: 
Ken Loach
Year: 
2019
Rating: 
Not Rated
Run Time: 
101 mins
Cast: 
Kris Hitchen, Debbie Honeywood, Rhys Stone

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." 

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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.

"A drama of such searing human empathy and quotidian heartbreak that its powerful climactic scenes actually impede your breathing." - The Hollywood Reporter

"As typical as it may sound from the outside, tender and devastating in turn, “Sorry We Missed You” is essential viewing." - The Playlist 

"Another intimate and powerful drama about what’s going on in people’s everyday lives. ... Loach stages all of this with supreme confidence and flow." - Variety