Chris (Steve Oram) wants to show Tina (Alice Lowe) his world and he wants to do it his way – on a journey through this sceptred isle in his beloved Abbey Oxford Caravan. Tina’s led a sheltered life and there are things that Chris needs her to see – the Crich Tramway Museum, the Ribblehead Viaduct, the Keswick Pencil Museum and the rolling countryside that separates these wonders in his life.
But it doesn’t take long for the dream to fade. Litterbugs, noisy teenagers and pre-booked caravan sites, not to mention Tina’s meddling mother, soon conspire to shatter Chris’s dreams and send him, and anyone who rubs him up the wrong way, over a very jagged edge… —Sightseers Movie
Ben Wheatley (born 1972) Animator, Director of internet viral ads, TV idents, TV adverts, TV comedy shows and feature films.
Wheatley was born in Billericay, Essex. He went to Haverstock School in North London and it was here during the sixth form that he met Amy Jump who is now his wife and co-founder of Mr and Mrs Wheatley. They have a son and live in Brighton.
Initially a short film maker and animator, Wheatley moved his work to the internet instantly gaining a wider audience. His viral clip “cunning stunt” which shows his friend Rob Hill jumping over a car has had over 10 million views. The hundred or so short virals, animations and games found on mrandmrswheatley.co.uk soon caught the eye of large media companies and Wheatley’s work expanded into main stream media.
In 2006 Wheatley won a Lion at Cannes advertising festival for directing AMBX viral with the viralfactory.
In July 2006 Wheatley directed the live action… read more
Nope. I'm done with you, Ben Wheatley. Your juxtapose tonal shifts are excruciating. Your satire is boring and flat. Your mumble mouthed characters are unwatchable. Pathetic couple goes on a killing-spree roadtrip? From the first five minutes, I couldn't wait to see your main characters die, but then I had to endure them for another hour and twenty minutes. You're not genre bending. You're just amateur.
Points for perhaps the least likely use of a Popol Vuh song in cinema, which may also constitute a Herzog homage -- Wheatley would probably like us to see his film as belonging to a Herzogian lineage of grim, goofy, vaguely mystical and lightly brain-damaged absurdism. Occasionally weirdly touching, and occasionally pretty funny (not often enough), this reimagining of Natural Born Killers as Frumpy and Clod fell a little flat for me.
Perhaps the first hand-knitted movie poster announces the newest film from a master of homespun horror.
This is a funny film, but also scary, if you scratch the surface; for some people, this film may seem frightening to begin with: a couple, boring and quite normal, decide to go on holiday in England… read review
Chris wants to show girlfriend Tina his world, but events soon conspire against the couple and their dream caravan holiday takes a very wrong turn.
Not your typical NATURAL BORN KILLERS read review