Cinema Preview: Sightseers




Starring British niche TV actress Alice Lowe as Tina, black as the inside of a shoe comedy Sightseers is the story of Chris (Steve Oram), a strange man that wants to show his girlfriend the world, or at least the British Isles, from the inside of his faithful caravan.

Tina has led a bit of a sheltered life, and Chris thinks there’s so many wonders she needs to see- the Crich Tramway Museum, the Ribblehead Viaduct, the Keswick Pencil Museum and the rolling countryside of the gloomy land he calls home, but soon things start to get in the way, like littering teenagers, bad weather and murder.


Sightseers was a movie that we were going to overlook. We’re glad we didn’t.

In the same vein as Hot Fuzz and Shawn Of The Dead, it’s a real display of how Brits do comedy, with burning caravans, Cornish pasties and lower than low laughs.

Alice Lowe looks hilarious as the “is there a world outside then?” Tina, and Steve Oram is very Alan Partridge, with great lines and appalling behavior.


Sightseers will be a cult film soon, and Americans will stop bothering with guys like Will Ferell, and just let us make the movies.


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