Sink review – tough tale of an unemployed dad living on the edge

the Guardian | 10/12/2018 | Cath Clarke


This likable, well-intentioned neorealist drama has shades of Ken Loach’s I, Daniel Blake in its story of a white working-class man in his 60s recently laid off and clinging to his self-respect, just about. Boxer-turned-actor Martin Herdman gives a warm, unflashy performance as Micky, who’s putting a cheerful face after a series of spirit-crushing, zero-hours jobs. The film is set in fast-gentrifying Deptford, south-east London, though here it’s more caffs than cafes, with not a sourdough pizza base in sight.

Micky is the kind of man who women take under their wing – a big bloke with a kind, gentle face. He has a lot on his plate: looking for a nonexistent job; caring for his dad, who has dementia; keeping an eye on his son, a recovering drug addict (played by Herdman’s real-life...
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