Quirky and deeply dark, Brit comedy Sightseers follows Tina as she attempts to escape the clutches or her needy elderly mother by shacking up with newly met Chris, for a camping holiday in Chris’ caravan, touring some of Chris’ places or interest. But Chris, whose taken a sabbatical to overcome writers block and get his book started, seems just a little on edge.
Well maybe more that just a little, as he has a run in with a litterbug and ends up running him over with his caravan. And so starts the bloody holiday romp.
Tina is quite sure how much of an accident it was and almost calls off the holiday, but decides that she loves Chris and doesn’t want anything to spoil their holiday.
As the body count increases, Chris puts Tina on the spot, when in a remote spot, he kills a fellow sightseer to defend Tina’s honour. Faced with the unavoidable realisation that she is shacked up in a caravan with a serial killer, Tina does what any sensible thirty-something woman who has never left home would do; nothing. The holiday must go on.
An incident later in the film pushes Tina over the edge and she picks up a taste for murder, putting their relationship on edge as Chris argues that Tina isn’t allowed to choose who to kill. A lovers quarrel ensues and the body count grows. Read the rest of this entry »