Sorry We Missed You


Review: Ricky, a UK delivery driver and his wife have been in an uphill struggle against debt since the 2008 financial crash. They struggle to raise a family but end up trapped in a vicious circle of labour exploitation.
Director: Ken Loach
Actors: Debbie Honeywood, Simran Kaur, Kris Hitchen, Nikki Marshall, Harriet Ghost, Alfie Dobson, Micky McGregor and Mark Birch
Year: 2019
Genre: Drama
Conclusion: 4/5
We once again see Ken Loach team up with screenwriter Paul Laverty (I, Daniel Blake, 2016, Jimmy’s Hall, 2014). This obviously reminded me a lot of I, Daniel Blake, but I felt that Sorry We Missed You didn’t have quite the same impact. It is a very interesting story and I felt it opened my mind into what people must be going through just to survive. It certainly makes you think about the reality behind all the packets you get delivered to your door. Like all Ken Loach’s films, you pretty much know what to expect and what you are going to get. At the end of the day the film seems to suggest that there is no end to the cycle of exploitation and deprivation. Loach as usual refuses to offer us any easy solution or uplifting ending. 


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