Sightseers 2012

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Chris (Steve Oram) wants to show Tina (Alice Lowe) his world and he wants to do it his way - on a journey through the British Isles in his beloved Abbey Oxford Caravan. Tina's led a sheltered life and there are things that Chris needs her to see - the Crich Tramway Museum, the Ribblehead Viaduct, the Keswick Pencil Museum and the rolling countryside that accompanies these wonders in his life.

Starring:
Alice Lowe, Steve Oram
Runtime:
1 hour 24 minutes

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Sightseers

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Genres Comedy
Director Ben Wheatley
Starring Alice Lowe, Steve Oram
Supporting actors Monica Dolan, Richard Lumsden
Studio StudioCanal
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Corey S. Newcombe on 15 Jan 2014
Format: Blu-ray
A couple go on a holiday, but take a whole bunch do Demons with them, and chew the fat of the land in their caravan.

Think of a midlands based Natural Born Killers, without all the media sub-plot, but knitted underwear and huge pencils, you're nearly there.

Another user on here compared this with Keith Lemon: the movie as the worst thing they saw last year. Well I'm sorry, but that person doesn't know film from real life,

Ignore the posters for the film, its not laugh out loud funny, and its a world away from anything Wright would normally do, so don't go in expecting Hot Fuzz, or SOTD. If you know Wheatleys movies, you will expect something dark and unexpected, with a twinge of humour.

Another thing I noticed with this movie, is that it has an almighty eighties feel to it. From the settings to the clothes, it doesn't feel like its set in 2012, 1984 would suffice, despite the use of technology.

It's eerie but never really scary, smart but never over pushing the mare, and amusing but not LOL funny.

There is a brooding sense of dread through out and the leads are wonderful as the stars truck people in lust.

The ending lets the side down a little, but if you are a fan of Wheatley, this is really good stuff.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Discerning Reader/Viewer on 8 April 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Usually, when you see a press review of a British film, it's sensible to knock off at least one star to allow for the barefaced patriotic bias. However, Sightseers is well worthy of its 5 star rating. This film could only have been made in Britain. Not because of the setting, or the quirkiness and idiosyncrasies of British caravanning holidays, but because only the Brits can carry off a comedy about such a brutal subject matter. It makes you laugh and it makes you wince, often in quick succession, and you both love and loathe the central characters. Wonderful stuff.
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Format: DVD
I rented this off Lovefilm and it arrived quite promptly after I added it to my high priority list.

I thought this was dark British humour at its best. It was hilarious in places, but I really think you'd need to be well versed in British humour to understand this, as my husband is foreign and he didn't really 'get it'.

The whole caravan, knitting and killing spree combination was brilliant - really intelligent writing - and Tina's knitted bra and crotchless panties were a hoot!

Say no more - watch it for yourselves! It's a must see!!
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Tommy Dooley TOP 100 REVIEWER on 25 Feb 2013
Format: DVD Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
This is a film that got a lot of attention for its theatre run and got some fairly good press too. So I was really pleased to get this. It tells the story of Tina (Alice Lowe - `Kill List'), who lives with her mum, played brilliantly by Eileen Davis who you may recall from `Another Year'. She hasn't forgiven Tina for accidentally killing the family dog in a knitting accident and takes an instant dislike to Tina's new man. This is Steve Oram (also in 'Kill List') who likes the more homely things in life like the tram museum.

The loving couple are going on a caravanning holiday, which I believe is quite popular with people I do not know, and will visit place of interest in Yorkshire. Chris though has a little quirk, he doesn't like people with bad manners or who litter or who are generally a pain in the trousers, and I feel the same way, only difference is when they wind me up I don't effect righteous retribution.

This is a dark comedy and has some really funny or quirky moments, like knitted underwear for instance. It is not laugh out loud though and it does have a fair smattering of gore, actually that should be splattering. The scenery is great as you would expect from a film with this title and the actors are all brilliant, even the little dog. This is obviously down to the great direction from Ben Wheatley who also directed `Kill List'; I think a pattern is emerging here. Even the music is good with two versions of `Tainted Love' no less.
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23 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Steve Roach on 17 Jan 2013
Format: DVD
As a writer just about to release a book about a tour of Scotland in a VW Campervan, and having travelled with my girlfriend and pet dog, I was looking forward to seeing this film as soon as I heard about it. Being honest, my expectations were low as I didn't really enjoy Ben Wheatley's film Kill List.

Thankfully, this is fantastic - a steroid-infused, meaner version of Nuts in May (a Mike Leigh film with a very similar feel which happens to be one of my all time favourite films). It's just as funny and far more brutal, and the character arc of Tina is a beautiful thing to watch as it plays out across the duration of the film.

Sadly, the cinema I watched this in was less than a quarter full, which may be down to a lack of marketing. I have no doubt that this will become a cult classic in the same vein as Withnail & I and the aforementioned Nuts in May. It's a masterpiece of black comedy, endlessly quotable, and the cinema audience was laughing out loud throughout.

This is a film I'm going to be rewatching for many years.

Steve Roach
Author of Mountains, Lochs and Lonely Spots
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