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Sightseers (2012)

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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
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Tram Conductor
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Crich Tourist
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Mr. Grant
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Janice
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Ian
Aymen Hamdouchi ...
Chalid Sulinan
Tom Meeten ...
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Hiking Shop Assistant
Kenneth Hadley ...
Richard
Stephanie Jacob ...
Joan
Christine Talbot ...
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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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The Blue John Cavern is one of the four show caves in Castleton, Derbyshire, England. The cavern takes its name from the semi-precious mineral Blue John, which is still mined in small amounts outside the tourist season and made locally into jewelry. The miners who work the remaining seams are also the guides for underground public tours. The eight working seams are known as Twelve Vein, Old Dining Room, Bull Beef, New Dining Room, Five Vein, Organ Room, New Cavern and Landscape. 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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Tina: Mum? Mum. Mum. Mum. Mum. Mum. Mum. Mum. Mum. You all right?
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Written by Hans-Joachim Roedelius, Dieter Moebius and Michael Rother
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Published by Barking Green Music Ltd
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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.
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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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