Like everything here, it’s your choice.
Everything about this was so affecting and bleak that i watched probably a month ago and haven’t logged until now. Reminiscent of Tokyo Sonata mixed with the dystopian gig economy hell in Years and Years and the tight family unit in Parasite.
Loach’s film feels especially devastating in the wake of the pandemic but even outside of that it’s a strong, damning, incisive look at the reality of working to live, the fallacy of independent contract workers in “being your own boss”, the quiet destruction of the family via financial anxiety, the expendable bodies/health of workers, the dimming hope that buying a house is something in reach. One of the best films of last year certainly, but might be too real for me to watch again anytime soon.
Amazing performances, written beautifully. I guess it’s time for me to see more of Loach’s work.