Sightseers (2012)

Ben Wheatley directs Alice Lowe, Steve Oram and Eileen Davis in this black comedy road movie where a strange couple embark on a caravanning trip which ends in murder, dognapping and crocheted lingerie.

“The police announced today that they’re pursuing a ginger-faced man and an angry woman in connection with inquiries.” Easily the best British comedy film of the last decade. Lowe and Oram give utterly committed performances but never allow their improv style to run away from Wheatley’s tight compositions. He clearly relishes re-imagining Mike Leigh’s Nuts In May as a psychotic, erotic odyssey. Makes you want to visit all the blood spattered points of interest they leave in their wake. Lowe conjures up the lion’s share of the best lines and funniest reaction shots.

10

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