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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Roger Michael ...
Tram Conductor
Crich Tourist
Seamus O'Neill ...
Mr. Grant
Chalid Sulinan
Tom Meeten ...
Head Shaman
Kali Peacock ...
Hiking Shop Assistant
Kenneth Hadley ...
Stephanie Jacob ...
Christine Talbot ...


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)


$35,722 (USA) (31 May 2013)

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The trams at Crich mostly ran along the streets of cities in United Kingdom before the 1960s, with some trams rescued and restored (even from other countries) as the systems closed. The town of Matlock is close by and the nearest train service is from Whatstandwell railway station on the Derwent Valley Line (Derby-Matlock line), with a steep walk up to the museum at the top of the hill. See more »


Early in the film, when Tina's hair is being brushed by her mother, there is a cut to Tina with her mother visible behind her. Although we can hear her talking, her mouth is shut. Out of sync audio/visuals are a trademark of director Ben Wheatley's editing style (see also: Kill List) See more »


[first lines]
Tina: Mum? Mum. Mum. Mum. Mum. Mum. Mum. Mum. Mum. You all right?
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References Rob Loves Kerry (2006) See more »


Written by Henryk Wieniawski
Performed by Marat Bisengaliev, violin,
with the Polish NRSO conducted by Antoni Wit
Licensed courtesy of Naxos Rights International Ltd
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"He's not a person, he's a Dailymail reader."
15 November 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Is it black-comedy or is it a crime thriller with just a LOT of comic relief? We may never know, nor does the director - Mr. Wheatley know himself. Which is testament to his genius. When it comes to confusion, Mr. Wheatley has mastered it. Of course, the tone of the film's outcome is also due to the stars Oram and Lowe who also penned the dryly comic script. Yet it is Wheatley's surreal style including dramatic slow-motion, disorienting jump cuts and jerky hand-held camera work that bring us into this anti-hero world of dull British tourism. It's like he will tease you with something really flashy then go back to being very minimal. As if Kubrick and Ken Loach made a movie together and took turns with every scene. This unpredictable British indie-gem feels like "Henry: The Portrait of Miss Sunshine." Or better yet, if "Natural Born Killers" was directed by Alexander Payne.

Sightseers is a road comedy with a high body count, but it doesn't get lost in it's comedy. When it's time to be disturbed, brace yourself. Wheately has a way of building tension with whimsy and humour. You're thinking, "I know the tone is about to shift here." But it never does when you want it to. You just simply don't get what you want with a Wheatley film. "Kill List", also by Wheatley certainly didn't give anyone what they wanted but that didn't make it bad. We don't deserve a happy ending just because we are watching it. In many ways though it is a lot like "Kill List". They each open with a scene of domestic dysfunction, they each involve a pair of travelers with varying personalities who are incessantly irritated by their content peers that surround them. Whether they are folky Christians in a hotel restaurant or a rowdy bridal party in a tavern, they inspire the ire and scorn of their protagonists. If you like to laugh but then you find yourself having to schedule a visit with your therapist about said laughs, then Sightseers is for you! (Reading Rainbow interlude riff)

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