“Sorry We Missed You” – A Foreign Film Worth Seeing

One of the best dramas to enjoy

We have watched a lot of movies lately. A lot of sci-fi, adventures, and fantasy and horror movies had been in our theatres. But why don’t we can take a little break from those and start to make our hearts pounding, not with fear and thrill but with intense drama?

One of the best drama movies you can enjoy is the movie “Sorry We Missed You” it’s a French-British-Belgian film released last 2019. It was written by Paul Laverty under the direction of Ken Loach and produced by Rebecca O’Brien.

What was the film all about?

They started filming the movie last September 2018 in the north-east of England in the Newcastle area. It was selected to be part of the Cannes film festival. The film was about a family man named Ricky who, together with his family, is struggling with a tremendous financial crash. They also had debts to settle.

One day Ricky had an opportunity to work as a self-employed delivery driver. He was hired and placed under t the tough Maloney, who supervised him. He and his wife Abbie were forced to sell their family car to buy a van for delivery. The job was so demanding to him, causing him lots of stress. It demands perfection in everything, especially delivering the items on time, and not committing any mistakes. Any mistake or late delivery will result in a fine.

His wife Abbie suffers a lot also in her job as a home care nurse, considering she had no car to use when she goes to her job. The increasing demands of her patient and her schedule cannot be catered well because of her lack of time.

The highlight of the story

The stress and problem inside Rick’s family escalate. As their job becomes more demanding, their son Seb becomes a problem as he skips school and always gets himself into trouble with graffiti. Their daughter even blamed Ricky’s job for causing them lots of pain, so she hid the van’s keys. This caused Ricky to blame Seb, which resulted in a heated argument, causing him to hit Seb.

The last part of the “Sorry We Missed You” film ended when Ricky was brutally assaulted and robbed while doing his delivery. The worst part is while he was hospitalized, Maloney phoned him that he was fined for 1000 pounds for his scanner, which was broken during the delivery.