Sorry We Missed You leads the new cinema releases November 1st 2019

Sorry We Missed You This week, there are FIVE new films out for you to choose from, led by Sorry We Missed You. Here are the titles, with more info below:

    Sorry We Missed You
    Doctor Sleep
    The Aeronauts
    After the Wedding
    Brittany Runs a Marathon

Sorry We Missed You is the latest work from Ken Loach, and looks at Ricky (Kris Hitchen) and his family, who 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.

Concentrating on the zero-hours ‘gig economy’ where you can struggle to simply get paid for the hours you work, and if you’re off sick, you’re often not entitled to any sick pay, this looks like another essential film for our times.

Director: Ken Loach
Writer: Paul Laverty
Also stars: Debbie Honeywood, Nikki Marshall, Harriet Ghost, Linda E Greenwood

Hit or Miss? Verdict: Hit!

Doctor Sleep: Years following the events of The Shining, a now-adult Dan Torrence (Ewan McGregorTrainspotting) meets a young girl with similar powers as his and tries to protect her from a cult known as The True Knot who prey on children with powers to remain immortal.

I’ve made a vlog with my thoughts about how this film looks and you can see that below.

Director/Screenplay: Mike Flanagan
Novel: Stephen King
Also stars: Rebecca Ferguson, Jacob Tremblay, Zahn McClarnon, Bruce Greenwood

Hit or Miss? Verdict: Maybe!

The Aeronauts follows wealthy young widow Amelia Wren (Felicity Jones) and headstrong scientist James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne), as they mount a balloon expedition to fly higher than anyone in history. This is a journey to the very edge of existence, where the air is thin and the chances of survival are slim. As their perilous ascent reveals their true selves, this unlikely pair discover things about each other – and themselves – that helps each of them find their place in the world they have left behind.

This film reunites Ms Jones and Mr Redmayne, both from The Theory Of Everything, and directed by Tom Harper (Electric Dreams: The Commuter) and written by Jack Thorne (Wonder).

The film is set in 1862, it’s inspired by true events, and also stars Himesh Patel (Damned), Anne Reid (Years And Years), Tom Courtenay (45 Years), Tim McInnerny (Blacadded Goes Forth) and Phoebe Fox (Blue Iguana).

It’ll also be on Amazon Prime in due course, but certainly looks like one to check out on the big screen. However, it’s not in the cinemas until Monday, so they’re scamming a full seven days of ticket sales in a bid to get a high placing in the charts.

Hit or Miss? Verdict: Hit!

After the Wedding is yet another of those ‘nice woman turns out to be a mad stalker’-type of movies, and one where the trailer shows a load of plaudits from Variety, et al, but they must’ve been watching a different film, since this looks incredibly ‘by the numbers’ in terms of how it all plays out.

Michelle Williams runs an orphanage in Kolkata, and travels to New York to meet benefactor Julianne Moore, who’s ready to stump up $20m, but is she for real or is it just to get one over on the woman after she clearly did the do with her hubby, Billy Crudup, some time back.

After the Wedding? I think I’d rather listen to Busted’s Crashed the Wedding again, or was it by McFly? Who cares, it’ll be a lot shorter than watching this tripe.

Director: Bart Freundlich
Writers: Bart Freundlich, Susanne Bier
Stars: Michelle Williams, Billy Crudup, Julianne Moore

Hit or Miss? Verdict: Miss!

Brittany Runs a Marathon sees Jillian Bell continue to take the Amy Schumer route through ‘comedy’ by using the ‘fat girl does something amazing’ trope, this time as she decides to make positive changes in her life by training for the New York City Marathon.

You’ll laugh! You’ll cry! You’ll wish you’d seen something else!

I can’t think of a bigger waste of 104 minutes than this. Well, perhaps in watching another of Bell’s recent pieces of crap, Rough Night.

Writer/Director: Paul Downs Colaizzo
Stars: Jillian Bell, Jennifer Dundas, Patch Darragh

Hit or Miss? Verdict: Miss!