To be honest Ben Wheatley’s last film The Kill List divided opinions at The People’s Movies and Cinehouse HQ when it came out last year, we all came to an agreement it was confusing as well as overrated. So when Sightseers promotion started we selfishly greeted the new film with a lot of scepticism even with the fantastic reviews from Cannes but like all good things it grows on you.With 3 weeks to go after a great first trailer we now have a 60 second UK trailer that exploits the dark humour, the quirky feel and why Sightseers might be the surprise hit film of the year!
Chris (Steve Oram) wants to show Tina (Alice Lowe) his world and he wants to do it his way – on a journey through the British Isles in his beloved Abbey Oxford Caravan. Tina’s led a sheltered life and there are things that Chris needs her to see – the Crich Tramway Museum, the Ribblehead Viaduct, the Keswick Pencil Museum and the rolling countryside that accompanies these wonders in his life.But it doesn’t take long for the dream to fade. Litterbugs, noisy teenagers and pre-booked caravan sites, not to mention Tina’s meddling mother, soon conspire to shatter Chris’s dreams and send him, and anyone who rubs him up the wrong way, over a very jagged edge…
If your like me a generation who grew up with some childhood summer holidays in caravans or caravan Parks around the UK some of the things will strike a chord, though some of the UK humour might be lost in translation if your not familiar. We’re alot more optimistic Sightseers will be far superior film than The Kill List, with 7 nominations for British Independent Film Awards before it’s even been released speaks volumes for the film.
We’re watching this film next week so stay tuned for our review, Sightseers will be released in UK&Ireland 30th November, there’s no confirmed American release but expect sometime 2013.