Sorry We Missed You

101 mins.
Directed by Ken Loach
NR
2020

Now playing through Thursday, April 16.
 

  • Ticket price: $12 for unlimited viewing within a 5-day rental period.
     
  • How to watch: Available to watch through the Kino Now app for Roku and Apple TV, or through your internet browser on your computer, phone, or tablet.
     

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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.”

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.


"Watching the Turners, I thought about the scam the Kim family pulls in Bong Joon Ho’s PARASITE and how that film ingeniously reconsiders class warfare as nightmare farce. Both movies become tragedies, but Bong’s feels like an allegory where Loach’s feels like activism. " Wesley Morris. A New York Times Critic's Pick!