I had the unfortunate experience of going to see I, Daniel Blake in a bad mood. Despite agreeing a lot with what the movie wanted to say, I could not handle the preaching tone. So I came out of it conflicted. Nevertheless I have been ever since recommending everybody to go and see it.
My mother on the other hand found deep connection with the story straight away. Next to being in general interested in the subject of poverty, she found the movie showing the audience the struggle that she goes through in her daily life. Just like Dave Johns in the movie, she belongs to the older generation who is less than ready to take in the complex digital transition of our social systems.
Spoilers: We don’t go into the plot details so it is safe to listen our episode even if you have not seen the movie.