Directed by Ben Wheatley • 2012 • United Kingdom
Starring Alice Lowe, Steve Oram
Ben Wheatley’s third feature is an unmistakably English black comedy that charts a misfit couple’s road trip as it evolves into a killing spree. Chris (Steve Oram) wants to show Tina (Alice Lowe) his world and he wants to do it his way—on a journey through the British Isles 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 accompanies 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.