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.

About landakungu (Dane Anwar)

Landakungu is the blog of Dane Anwar, a native Jakartan. She loves to travel, read comics, novels, and watch films. After spending 5 years living in Taiwan and 4 months in China, she is finally back in Indonesia, which is going to be her new base for more travels and other interestng things.
This entry was posted in Film reviews, Reviews and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Sightseers

  1. reuben says:

    I think so. I think your article will give those people a good reminding. And they will express thanks to you later

  2. Pingback: URL

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s