Rent Sorry We Missed You (2019)

3.5 of 5 from 400 ratings
1h 37min
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Synopsis:
Ricky (Kris Hitchen) 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.
Actors:
, Debbie Honeywood, Rhys Stone, Katie Proctor, Ross Brewster, , Julian Ions, , , Christopher John Slater, Heather Wood, Albert Dumba, Natalia Stonebanks, Jordan Collard, , , , , , Grace Brown
Directors:
Producers:
Rebecca O'Brien
Writers:
Paul Laverty
Others:
Paul Laverty, Rebecca O’Brien
Studio:
eOne Entertainment
Genres:
British Films, Drama
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
09/03/2020
Run Time:
97 minutes
Languages:
English, English Audio Description
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Feature Commentary with Director Ken Loach and Writer Paul Laverty
  • Making of
  • Deleted Scenes
  • How to Make a Ken Loach Film
  • Gallery - Paintings by Aidan Doyle
BBFC:
Release Date:
09/03/2020
Run Time:
101 minutes
Languages:
English Audio Description Dolby Digital 2.0, English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Feature Commentary with Director Ken Loach and Writer Paul Laverty
  • Making Of
  • Deleted Scenes
  • How to Make a Ken Loach Film
  • Gallery - Paintings by Aidan Doyle

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Reviews (11) of Sorry We Missed You

Please stop, Ken - Sorry We Missed You review by Alphaville

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13/12/2019

Yet another joyous, life-enhancing, cinematic Loach extravaganza. Joke! Yet another class-warrior rant against the system in the guise of another one-dimensional depiction of the struggling British working class. It’s like being locked in a room with Jeremy Corbyn. This time our Ken’s railing against the gig economy. He’s perfectly entitled to dramatize this, of course, but no one should be inveigled into watching it without first being made to sit through the trailer. This is supposed to be a film, Ken, not a miserable TV drama. Even the dog has only three legs. Best thing about it? At least he keeps the camera firm without jiggling it around.

6 out of 22 members found this review helpful.

It’s a Ken Loach film - Sorry We Missed You review by JH

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25/03/2020

If you know Ken Loach films, you know what to expect. Unknown actors perfectly cast to play the roles. This gives the film the necessary relatability you don’t really see in cinema enough. The subject matter is of course given the dignity and respect it deserves and relevance is the key to its hard hitting drama. It amazes me the people who complain about this kind of film because the point of a drama is to make an impact on the viewer. Not all films need to follow a traditional happy ending narrative. It’s not a comedy. It’s a Ken Loach film

5 out of 5 members found this review helpful.

What's behind the Wondrous World of the White Vans - Sorry We Missed You review by MP

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28/03/2020

Less of a documentary style than I Daniel Blake, but an equally powerful film, and just as relevant to understanding the free enterprise, gig economy that treats people like machines. The domestic arguments and conflicts were hard to watch. The effects on children and family life are again highlighted by Ken Loach. He paints a broad picture of family and community life, as well as drawing back the curtain on the details of privatised delivery and social care systems.

4 out of 4 members found this review helpful.

British Drama - Sorry We Missed You review by GI

Spoiler Alert
09/04/2021

Director Ken Loach's follow up and companion piece to I, Daniel Blake (2016) is a bleak and moving story. A social drama about a Newcastle family of couple Ricky (Kris Hitchen) and Abbie (Debbie Honeywood) and their two children. Having had their dreams of owning their own house dashed in the 2008 financial crash he's struggled to find regular work and Abbie works for a care agency travelling around the city (at her own expense) to help ageing and disabled people get dressed and preparing their meals. Ricky sees an opportunity as a delivery driver but he has to buy his own van and the company doesn't employ him but gives him 'work opportunities' with fines for failing to meet deadlines. The company effectively avoids having to comply with workers basic rights and Ricky soon sees he's been sold a lie and debts mount as there are no allowances for time off. The film looks long and hard at the gig-economy culture that traps people in a spiral of debt and pressure to earn little. Like Loach's work in general this is powerful stuff and even if you don't agree with his political views there's no escaping his exposure of systems like this that are constructed to exploit people for profit. The use of unknown and non-professional actors enhances the documentary feel and whilst the narrative slips into melodrama this is used to show how the pressures begin to destroy the family unit. A sad film, and a sad indictment of a system that allows this sort of enterprise to flourish, that is well worth watching.

0 out of 0 members found this review helpful.

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