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Sightseers (2012)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Comedy, Crime | 10 May 2013 (USA)
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Chris wants to show girlfriend Tina his world, but events soon conspire against the couple and their dream caravan holiday takes a very wrong turn.

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Tina
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Carol
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Chris
Roger Michael ...
Tram Conductor
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Crich Tourist
Seamus O'Neill ...
Mr. Grant
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Janice
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Ian
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Chalid Sulinan
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Head Shaman
Kali Peacock ...
Hiking Shop Assistant
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Richard
Stephanie Jacob ...
Joan
Christine Talbot ...
Newsreader
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Rambler
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Chris wants to show girlfriend Tina his world, but events soon conspire against the couple and their dream caravan holiday takes a very wrong turn.

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$7,384 (USA) (10 May 2013)

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$35,722 (USA) (31 May 2013)
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Alice Lowe played a character also called Tina in Hot Fuzz (2007), directed by Edgar Wright - who was executive producer on this film. See more »

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The Volvo's wing mirror extenders disappear and reappear as they're arriving at the first caravan site. See more »

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[first lines]
Tina: Mum? Mum. Mum. Mum. Mum. Mum. Mum. Mum. Mum. You all right?
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References Doctor Who (1963) See more »

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Amours Toujours, Tendresse, Caresses
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Written by Jacques Dutronc and Jacques Lanzmann
Performed by Françoise Hardy and Jacques Dutronc
Licensed courtesy of EMI Records and Sony Records
Published by Editions Musicales Alpha
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Wasted potential
28 December 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Director Ben Wheatley's obsession with violent death continues in SIGHTSEERS, a would-be black comedy about a couple of sightseers touring northern England and discovering a macabre talent for murder along the way. What could have been an inventive spin on the likes of BADLANDS or BONNIE & CLYDE instead turns out to be a cringing and disappointing non-event.

The problem with this film is the script, which is extraordinarily dim. It mistakes crude humour and gross-out effects for genuine wit, and there's absolutely nothing there in-between the punchlines. The main characters are repulsive and unlikeable in the extreme and watching them constantly arguing makes this a depressing experience along the lines of EASTENDERS, and for that reason alone I haven't watched a British soap in many years.

The most annoying thing about this is the wasted potential of the project. Wheatley clearly has talent as director, because I can't fault his work behind the camera, but it's squandered on forgettable material. The characters in SIGHTSEERS should be vibrant and intense, likable despite their flaws, but they never are. Alice Lowe's Tina is, in particularly, a completely grotesque and near-unwatchable creation.

Worth watching for the beautiful scenery, then - I'm the kind of guy who loves the kind of holiday undertaken by the characters here - and a few amusing scenes spaced out here and there, but a lesser beast in contrast to Wheatley's DOWN TERRACE and KILL LIST.


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