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All going on a scary holiday.

SIGHTSEERS 88mins ????? DIRECTOR Ben Wheatley's latest film captures a land we all know but rarely see on the big screen - a place of peeling Formica and mildewed carpets.

Tina (Alice Lowe) is a sociallyinept Brummie who leaves her passive-aggressive mum for a caravan holiday with internet beau Chris (Steve Oram). They visit the Crich Tramway Village and Keswick Pencil Museum and bond by spilling the blood of anyone who irks them.

Sightseers is an absurd, febrile, populated by grotesque inadequates with the horror stemming from the characters' sheer banality.

Wheatley also deserves praise for making a film that is so singularly, unashamedly British.

Because, unlike Chris and Tina's mobile home, this one probably won't travel.


LOVERS 3 The horror stems from Chris and Tina's sheer banality
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Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Nov 30, 2012
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