DIRECTED BY BEN WHEATLEY
UK, 2012, 98 MINUTES
Director Ben Wheatley (Kill List, Down Terrace) and co-writers/co-stars Alice Lowe and Steve Oram have created the darkest comedy of the year. Painfully awkward couple Chris and Tina take a caravanning holiday through the Midlands—Tina’s first ever romantic getaway. As their vacation ramps up, it becomes apparent that Chris has an issue with people being rude — so much so that he finds more joy in accidentally killing a litterbug than may be appropriate. Tina, initially shocked by this, loyally decides that standing by her new beau means taking the bad with the good. As the body count mounts, Tina begins to find all of it kind of exciting. SIGHTSEERS’ writing provides an interesting tension not seen in most dark comedies. It is surprisingly sweet for how twisted the humor is, and there are times throughout that you will laugh much harder than perhaps a decent person should.