Set in Newcastle, Ken Loach’s new tale of predicament is about a family struggling to get on the housing ladder. In the Loach tradition, it’s fierce, open and angry: a film about the real human cost of our economic development.
Ricky (Hitchen) is a labourer, proud of never having been on the dole, and his wife, Abby (Honeywood), is a contract nurse and carer. Despite working longer and harder, they realise they will never have independence or their own home. As their debts increase and as Abby faces exploitative pressures at work, even for a strong, loving family, life is becoming toxic. So, when the app revolution offers Ricky a golden opportunity, it’s now or never.