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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.

Director:

Ben Wheatley
11 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alice Lowe ... Tina
Eileen Davies ... Carol
Steve Oram ... Chris
Roger Michael Roger Michael ... Tram Conductor
Tony Way ... Crich Tourist
Seamus O'Neill Seamus O'Neill ... Mr. Grant
Monica Dolan ... Janice
Jonathan Aris ... Ian
Aymen Hamdouchi ... Chalid Sulinan
Tom Meeten ... Head Shaman
Kali Peacock Kali Peacock ... Hiking Shop Assistant
Kenneth Hadley ... Richard
Stephanie Jacob Stephanie Jacob ... Joan
Christine Talbot ... Newsreader
Richard Lumsden ... 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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 May 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Turistas See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

£1,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,384, 12 May 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$35,722, 2 June 2013
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The Crich tourist character played by Tony Way is seen eating a Cornetto. The film was Executively Produced by Edgar Wright, who directed the films, Shaun of the Dead (2004), Hot Fuzz (2007), and The World's End (2013), a.k.a. the Cornetto Trilogy. See more »

Goofs

When Chris and Tina first arrive at the Abbey he is wearing gaiters. When they are inside the Abbey he's not wearing them but when they go outside again he is wearing them. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Tina: Mum? Mum. Mum. Mum. Mum. Mum. Mum. Mum. Mum. You all right?
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Connections

References 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) See more »

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Ah!
Written by Florian Fricke
Performed by Popol Vuh
Licensed courtesy of SPV GmbH, Germany
© 1973 by Ed. Intro Meisel GmbH, Berlin.
Administered by I Q Music Limited (U.K. & Eire
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Dark Comedy Doesn't Get Much Darker Than This
28 May 2013 | by soncomanSee all my reviews

Last year's "Kill List" was one of the creepiest, most disturbing films I had seen in a long time. It's a film that stayed with me long after the screening, and one I encouraged friends and associates to check out. Some still haven't forgiven me.

Imagine the combination of dread/anticipation I felt about the chance to see director Ben Wheatley's latest slice of darkness entitled "Sightseers". Described by some as a "dark comedy", I would say that the only thing possibly darker than Wheatley's sense of humor would be the center of a black hole.

"Sightseers" tells the story of a frumpy British couple off on 'holiday' (as they say,) the problems that come up on such trips, and the unique way they choose to solve them. Saying any more would give too much away. Suffice it to say, may you NEVER come across a couple like this on your vacation.

Is it funny? Yes, it is. But you may hate yourself for laughing. Is it violent? For sure. Exceptionally. But in the context of the story, it has to be. Is it disturbing? Oh, yes it is, but once again Wheatley has made a film that once you've started it, you'll find it difficult to turn away. And, like "Kill List", the ending packs a wallop from which it may take you a while to recover.

Films like "Sightseers" are tough to categorize, and even tougher to recommend. This is not the feel-good hit of the summer. It is a look into the blackest parts of human nature, and how that blackness is often camouflaged by the banality of everyday existence. I wouldn't call Wheatley's films "entertaining", but damned if they don't get an emotional response out of me. So seek it out… but you have been warned.

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