Best damn thing you'll see all week: Sightseers


#1

From start to finish, Sightseers belongs to the tremendous Alice Lowe.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at http://www.quartertothree.com/fp/2013/12/10/best-damn-thing-youll-see-week-sightseers

#2

"Murderer."
"It was an accident, Mom."
"So were you."

I think I'll like this movie.


#3

Cue Soft Cell's Tainted Love.


#4

Neveremind, this was in entirely the wrong thread.


#5

There's a 1976 Mike Leigh TV Play called "Nuts in May", which is a legend of UK television, to which this movie owes a huge debt, I think.


#6

I love how your perception of Lowe's character changes over the course of the movie. Also best ending ever.


#7

I found Sightseers pretty tedious but I've never been able to put my finger on why. I preferred it to Kill List though which was bloody awful from what I remember. Don't get me wrong, I got a few chuckles from it, and the performances were tip-top, but I just wanted the characters to fall down a hole towards the end. I didn't realise that was Alice Lowe from Garth Marenghi's Darkplace either.

"I'm one of the few people you'll meet who's written more books than they've read." -- Garth Marenghi


#8

She's buried somewhere in the Eastern bloc. If she got a burial.


#9

For the record, I'm no fan of Kill List either. "Bloody awful" about sums it up. :) Although I really like one of the actors in it, Michael Smiley. And I freely grant that Sightseers is, uh, an acquired taste. I can completely understand it not working for a lot of people.


#10

Ooh, it's on Netflix! Thanks for the tip, Anton!


#11

Very little homicide in it! Hardly any. None. There is no murder in it. But if you watch it you'll see what I mean about the tone.


#12

Nuts In May is a unadulterated joy to behold.

Let us know how many times you can chew your nuts Tom!


#13

Finally got around to seeing this. It took a bit to get going, but I thought this was excellent. Thanks for the recommendation!


#14

This was on Film 4 over Halloween, and I just watched it. Great stuff. Reminded me a bit of The Lobster.