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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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Ben Wheatley
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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 »

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England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

GBP1,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,384, 12 May 2013

Gross USA:

$61,782

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,122,909
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

Chris says he favours the Abbey Oxford as a caravan, but his caravan is labelled as an Abbey Cachet. This has led some to consider this as a goof, however Cachet is just a trim level available on Abbey Oxford caravans, like L or GL or GT for cars. 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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Written by Florian Fricke
Performed by Popol Vuh
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© 1973 by Ed. Intro Meisel GmbH, Berlin.
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Wasted potential
28 December 2013 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

Director Ben Wheatley's obsession with violent death continues in SIGHTSEERS, a would-be black comedy about a couple of sightseers touring northern England and discovering a macabre talent for murder along the way. What could have been an inventive spin on the likes of BADLANDS or BONNIE & CLYDE instead turns out to be a cringing and disappointing non-event.

The problem with this film is the script, which is extraordinarily dim. It mistakes crude humour and gross-out effects for genuine wit, and there's absolutely nothing there in-between the punchlines. The main characters are repulsive and unlikeable in the extreme and watching them constantly arguing makes this a depressing experience along the lines of EASTENDERS, and for that reason alone I haven't watched a British soap in many years.

The most annoying thing about this is the wasted potential of the project. Wheatley clearly has talent as director, because I can't fault his work behind the camera, but it's squandered on forgettable material. The characters in SIGHTSEERS should be vibrant and intense, likable despite their flaws, but they never are. Alice Lowe's Tina is, in particularly, a completely grotesque and near-unwatchable creation.

Worth watching for the beautiful scenery, then - I'm the kind of guy who loves the kind of holiday undertaken by the characters here - and a few amusing scenes spaced out here and there, but a lesser beast in contrast to Wheatley's DOWN TERRACE and KILL LIST.


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