United Kingdom: November 01 2019
United States: March 06 2020
Ranking: 1,948 out of 16,400 movies (up 1446)
A working-class family living in Newcastle fights day after day against the precariousness, job uncertainty and the heavy burden of bills that began with the 2008 financial crisis. Ricky and his wife have always held down consistent jobs but, in this harsh financial environment, it's not enough to allow them to live comfortably. Ricky, the father of the family, is made unemployed and as an alternative he becomes a self-employed delivery boy, trying to continue supporting his family. Abby, his wife, also makes a sacrifice to help her husband by selling her car and buying a van with the money they make from it which will help Ricky to work and, in turn, will allow their family to be able to afford to live better lives. However, Ricky is not as free as most self-employed workers are to determine their own business. Ricky's success depends on the transport company that assigns the routes, controlling his day and his performance, which he soon realises also affects the wellbeing of his family. It is then that a hellish spiral begins for the whole family in the form a new efficiency-measuring system named "uberisation". Although the family unit is strong, their close ties threaten to snap under the pressure. The film is directed by Ken Loach ('I, Daniel Blake') and stars Kris Hitchen and Debbie Honeywood.