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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Tina
... Carol
... Chris
Roger Michael ... Tram Conductor
... Crich Tourist
Seamus O'Neill ... Mr. Grant
... Janice
... Ian
... Chalid Sulinan
... Head Shaman
Kali Peacock ... Hiking Shop Assistant
... Richard
Stephanie Jacob ... Joan
Christine Talbot ... Newsreader
... 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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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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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 »

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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 »

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[first lines]
Tina: Mum? Mum. Mum. Mum. Mum. Mum. Mum. Mum. Mum. You all right?
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References Thelma & Louise (1991) See more »

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Lieber Honig
Written by Klaus Dinger and Michael Rother
Performed by Neu!
Licensed courtesy of Grönland Records
Published by Stark Musik / Universal / MCA Music Ltd
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Dark Comedy Doesn't Get Much Darker Than This
28 May 2013 | by See 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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