Sorry We Missed You (2019)
July 11, 2020 12:56 PM - Subscribe

Hoping that self-employment through the 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. The newest film from Ken Loach.

Available for digital rental on the usual outlets.
posted by DirtyOldTown (5 comments total)
Ken Loach movies will really prime you to line capitalists up against the wall.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 7:39 PM on July 12, 2020

What's unbearable is how precarious their entire lives are. Late bus? Docked. Have to visit your kid's school? Fined, cited, possibly fired.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 9:18 PM on July 12, 2020

But Abby's basically a saint. Jesus, that poor woman. Apologizing to the ER waiting room for swearing as her life falls apart? Oh, geez
posted by DirtyOldTown at 9:29 PM on July 12, 2020

I am very much on board with this movie's politics but I found the story to be thumpingly obvious. Maybe the lack of subtlety is the point but it wasn't for me.
posted by adrianhon at 1:20 AM on July 13, 2020

I think you have it right, that subtlety isn't the point, but I can still understand not being on board.

Essentially, Loach is holding our heads in place with both hands to make sure we can't look away from something we knew about but have the luxury of not thinking about. LOOK AT IT. LOOK AT IT.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 10:37 AM on July 13, 2020 [1 favorite]

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