Tina lives with her mother in suburban Redditch. Her new boyfriend Chris wants to show Tina his world, and so, against her mother’s wishes, he takes her off with caravan in tow on ‘an erotic odyssey’ through the north of England taking in such great hotspots as the Tramway Museum in Crich, Old Mother Shipton’s Cave in Knaresborough and the incomparable Pencil Museum in Keswick.
Along the way, they encounter other tourists whose little acts of selfishness, pomposity and anti social behaviour spoil Chris and Tina’s perfect holiday, forcing them to take a wrong turn…
Following the critical successes of Down Terrace and The Kill List, Sightseers cements director Ben Wheatley’s reputation as the most original new voice in British Cinema since the emergence of Shane Meadows. With its carefully controlled shifts in tone, by turns hilarious, charmingly romantic, dark and violent, Sightseers is a comic nightmare of distinctively British bad behaviour that will leave audiences at once looking forward to and dreading their next staycation.