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Amid the Civil War in 17th-century England, a group of deserters flee from battle through an overgrown field. Captured by an alchemist, the men are forced to help him search to find a hidden treasure that he believes is buried in the field.
After the assassination of Dr. George Tiller in Kansas in 2009, there are a limited number of doctors left in the country who provide third-trimester abortions for women. AFTER TILLER moves... See full summary »
Two highway road workers spend the summer of 1988 away from their city lives. The isolated landscape becomes a place of misadventure as the men find themselves at odds with each other and the women they left behind.
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 »
Mum? Mum. Mum. Mum. Mum. Mum. Mum. Mum. Mum. You all right?
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Written by Ed Cobb
Performed by Gloria Jones
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under licence from Universal Music Operations Ltd
Published by Burlington Music Company Ltd See more »
Morbid humor isn't for everyone. But if you enjoyed films such as Harold & Maude, look no further than this for flashes of delight and some laugh out loud moments.
You may have heard of the excellent 2011 British horror film "Kill List", a collaboration between Ben Wheatley and Amy Jump. Fast forward to 2012 and they have reunited to produce offbeat black comedy thriller, Sightseers less somber in tone and many times more in doses of humor.
Written by Steve Oram and Alice Lowe (both of whom also starr as lead characters), this film revolves around two lovebirds who take off on a caravanning trip around England.
Chris is a loving boyfriend to Tina, who lives with a cranky old mother at home. Wanting to break free from routine, Tina accepts his offer of going on a week long getaway with his MPV and a caravan in tow. Along their journey, they meet strangers who manage to annoy Chris with the most trivial of transgressions. One bloke dirties the tour bus with a scrap of ice-cream wrapper and refuses to pickup the garbage. And poetic justice (or karma) punishes the litter bug when later, Chris accidentally runs him over (and leaves him for dead) in the parking lot. Nothing must get in the way of a fun-filled holiday!
The narrative trots along and accelerates in morbidity as Tina and Chris gain more rapport as partners-to-be on a killing spree. They bond over common interests and shared world views while beginning a string of random murders with such bizarre violence and hilarity that would make all seven psychopaths in "Seven Psychopaths" seem like amateurs in kiddyland. Sightseers is clever, well-paced and entertaining. Alice Lowe has a flair for scenes involving awkward situations and delivers (her performance as Tina) with a great sense of deadpan comic timing.
Morbid humor in the league of dead-baby jokes isn't for everyone. But if you enjoyed films such as Harold & Maude, look no further than this for flashes of delight and some laugh out loud moments.
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