Sightseers Sunday, 29 March 2020

Sightseers

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    MA15+: Strong violence and sex scenes.

  • The pitch:

    Caravan holidays can be murder.

  • Starring:

    Steve Oram, Alice Lowe, Eileen Davies, Richard Glover, Monica Dolan, Jonathan Aris, Richard Lumsden

  • Directed by:

    Ben Wheatley

  • Running time:

    88 minutes

  • Rated:

    MA15+ (Australia), 15 (UK), NR (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    Random acts of gratuitous comic murder. People are run over by a car/caravan, pushed off cliffs/embankments, beaten with blunt objects. Dangerous driving. A woman slaps a hand away. Deliberate/intentional damage. Animals (chickens) are sacrificed in a Shaman ceremony. A man threatens a dog with death by moving his thumb past his neck in a throat-cutting motion. Details of violent deaths are discussed. A dog is told that his father is dead. Drunken behaviour. Punching, hair-pulling. A van is set alight. A couple make a suicide pact. A man jumps off a bridge. Yelling, raised voices, screaming, barking, howling. Blood/gore: A body is seen wedged beneath tyres; blood spurts from the neck area. A dismembered limb is seen. Blood is seen on heads, faces, hands, clothing, the ground, vehicles, objects. Bloody tyre tracks. A dog is impaled (yelp is heard and a corpse is seen). Blood is seen on slaughtered animals. A man's severely bashed face is seen. A head smashes against a rock. Blood splatter. A woman removes a ceramic shard from her bloody foot. Corpses are seen. A woman wipes blood off a man's clothing then licks her hand. A collapsed body lies at the foot of a staircase. An animal carcass is seen. A vampire bites a neck in a dream; bloody mouth and fangs are seen, blood is seen on the victim.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    A (clothed) couple roll around together on a bed. Condoms (in packets). Snogging. Rocking van (sex noises are heard). Frequent sex where obvious sex movements are seen and noises are heard. A dog licks a man's bottom. Photo images of a vagina are seen. Bestial sex acts, anal sex and perverted sex acts are mentioned. Accusations of indecent touching. Masturbation. Flirting. Nudity: A woman is seen in her (rather spiffy) underwear. A male bottom is seen (blurred). A performer strips to his underwear. A man is seen in his underwear.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Marijuana (smoking). A man consumes unknown pills (presumably painkillers). Alcohol (beer, wine, cocktails). Smoking.

  • LANGUAGE:

    F-words, s-words, terms for male genitalia, derogatory slang terms for woman. Name-calling and derogatory insults. One obscene finger gesture.

  • THEMES:

    Murder, revenge, bitterness, caravanning/camping, holidays, personal safety, paranoia, unhappy families, accidents, false accusations, envy, stalking, identity theft, perversion, infidelity, serial killing, arson, suicide, romance, pacts, relationships.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Caravan park/campsite/campfire settings. Cave setting. Dogs, flocks of birds, owl. Pigs (mentioned, derogatory). An elderly woman moans in mourning. Diarrhoea, constipation (mentioned). Littering. Shamanism. Urination is seen and heard. Infidelity is discussed. Dog poo (seen). Vomit (seen, mentioned and eaten). Heavy rain/hail. High camera point-of-view toward ground (from bridge).

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Darkly comic. Confident visual style. Uneasy deadpan performances. Surreal, bold, absurd, offbeat. Beautifully photographed.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Could be more intriguing. Stereotypes.

DISCLAIMER:The information provided on this website is intended for general entertainment, interest and educational purposes only. It does not constitute, and should not be relied upon as, professional, legal, medical, financial, psychological, personal or other industry advice. Cinemum.net is not responsible for any injury or hardship suffered as a result of using this website. Whilst every care is taken to ensure accuracy of information, Cinemum.net does not assume any legal liability for missing, incomplete or unsuitable information, or typographical errors.

More in this category: « Satellite Boy Snitch »