Ricky 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.
“Sorry We Missed You is, simply, one of [Ken Loach’s] best films that links the personal and the political.” – The Film Stage
“As a stripped-down, minutely detailed portrait of the daily grind as back-breaking Sisyphean ordeal, “Sorry We Missed You” is engrossing and bluntly persuasive.” – Los Angeles Times
“The film’s tragedy is that no amount of love and goodwill can save us when the cards are so horribly stacked against us.” – Time Out