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Caravan Road Trip with everything from a tram museum to premeditated murder - nice.,
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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.
I really enjoyed this film, the only draw back for me is I do not tend to find death that funny so was not as much into this film as others have been, This is the sort of thing Simon Pegg fans will probably really like, and I thought it was miles more than ok and it has been funded by Studio Canal, Channel 4 Film and the BFI, which I am glad to see supporting independent British cinema. If you like your humour on the dark side, have a soft spot for cutesy dogs and dysfunctional lovers then you could do a lot worse than give this a go.