This movie caught me by my heart, like every other piece by Laverty-
Loach cooperation. It is not a thriller, there are no twists, no peaks
of emotions. It shows the naked reality of our everyday lives with its
great pains and humor at the same time. But, the "banality" of these
great pains is the strength of the movie, it shows how every encounter
with the system is the time we face the reality of the system and look
for someone who will give a hand us to survive it. Of course, this is
mostly valid for the working class. The film softly depicts that it is
not a socialist propaganda, because when truly shown the reality itself
unveils as a socialist propaganda.
But the film is not another documentaristic presentation of the everyday life of a worker, as it also shows how to cope with all these we experience. It is the formation of a solidarity with others like us, the woman in the queue, the Chinese in the factory, the black in the warehouse, the clerk at the office... We are already connected, even with those in other continents. Once we see someone shouting with his writing on the wall, we should shout with him with our voice. If one of them writes a letter, another should spread its word.
A shot in the head of the Britain's social security system, a great call for solidarity.