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"He's ruined the tram museum for me now",
This review is from: Sightseers [DVD]  (DVD)
I'm with some of the previous reviewers - this was also my favourite film of 2012. This story of a slightly unusual couple who set off on a caravanning trip in their innocuous Volvo estate is both riotously funny and disturbing at the same time.
The vengeful lack of remorse in Chris' eyes following the first (accidental) killing is no doubt something that many of us relate to on some degree, and this gives the film a real edge. As shocking and gruesome as their subsequent murders are, we can't help being drawn into the character's world, a world where you suspect that picking off those who annoy us could be rather good fun indeed...
There is so much to admire about this film on all levels. Beyond the fine acting (the midlands accents are beautiful in themselves), sharp script and properly dark humour, the film also impresses by capturing the majesty of the unspoiled pockets of rural England. And further icing on the cake is evident in the smartly chosen soundtrack, which permeates the 90-odd minutes with an unsettling vibe. Even the Frankie Goes to Hollywood number 'The Power of Love' is used to stunning wry comic effect, simultaneously evoking real pathos to accompany your growing smirk.
Sightseers is a portrayal of the unbalanced characters that exist on the fringes of our society, a demographic now largely forgotten by mainstream culture. It's precisely the kind of film we excel at here in Britain, giving life to the vices and desires of the black sheep of our flock. I look forward to its forthcoming home release, which if nothing else will provide a stark reminder to show the correct reverence for quirky English tourist attractions.