3.5 out of 5
Tina is 34 year old and still living with her mean, controlling mother. Tina’s boyfriend of 3 months, Chris, is a struggling writer trying to get out from what he calls a “mind constipation”. Chris decides to take Tina on a week journey around England in a caravan, an idea that Tina gladly accepts since she can get away from her mother.
During their vacation visiting ancient sights and natural scenery, Chris’ patience is tested with so many things; a litterer, a more successful writer, a nicer caravan, and so on until he finally snaps and starts killing people. Tina oddly finds herself has no problem with what Chris is doing as she realizes that she might starting to like it as well. But soon Tina’s annoying attitude and Chris’ mood swing starting to threaten their partnership.
You might find other poster of this film that says “lough out loud funny” or “best British comedy of the year”. But I do must warn you that this film is unlike other British comedies mainstream audience have gotten used to. The pace is slow and the mood is dark. At first sight it looks more like a drama rather than a black comedy. But once you hear the dialogue, it is very very funny. This is not a thigh-slapping, hysterically funny film. It makes you smile and laugh, but leaves you thinking. Alice Lowe and Steve Oram successfully become the characters they wrote and act on screen as they deliver believable performances. These are the people that you want to punch on their faces, but still want to see socially.