Sightseers

  • 15
  • Ben Wheatley (2012)
  • UK
  • 84 min
Film Review
Reviewed By
5 out of 5

Indecently funny, delightfully eccentric and far bloodier than you'd expect, Kill List director Ben Wheatley's wholly British road movie explores the same terrain as Mike Leigh's classic Nuts in May - but goes to far darker places. A Midlands couple embark on their first caravanning holiday together, which is an erotic odyssey for her (she's even knitted a pair of crotchless knickers) and a tourist trip for him (the Keswick Pencil Museum, a dream destination!). But when they encounter others who don't share the same respect for the country code or are in some way different, the vacation suddenly turns into a thrill-killing spree. Writers and stars Steve Oram and Alice Lowe refined their hilarious double-act on stage and TV over the years, and find the perfect collaborator in Wheatley, who brings a quirky sensibility and wicked sense of humour to the project. It's the mundane mixed with the murderous (Natural Born Caravanners, if you like) that keeps things playfully sick and effortlessly entertaining.

Plot Summary

Black comedy from Kill List director Ben Wheatley, starring Alice Lowe and Steve Oram. A couple from the Midlands set off on a week-long caravan holiday in the English countryside. However, their vacation soon takes a violent turn.

Cast and crew

Cast

Tina
Alice Lowe
Chris
Steve Oram
Carol
Eileen Davies
Martin
Richard Glover
Janice
Monica Dolan
Ian
Jonathan Aris
Rambler
Richard Lumsden
Bride-to-be
Rachel Austin
Crich tourist
Tony Way
Mr Grant
Seamus O'Neill
Chalid Sulinan
Aymen Hamdouchi
Lynne Marshall
Lucy Russell
Blond boy's mother
Sara Stewart

Crew

Director
Ben Wheatley

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Studio Canal
Guidance: 
Violence, swearing, drug abuse, sex scenes.
Available on DVD and BluRay
Released 30 Nov 2012
Certificate 15
Categories
Comedy
Drama