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Sightseers | 2013 | R | - 6.8.6

When a loving couple goes on a short trip together, a series of strange events turns a normal sightseeing holiday into a bizarre, violent trip. With Alice Lowe, Steve Oram and Eileen Davies. Directed by Ben Wheatley. [1:28]

SEX/NUDITY 6 - We see a man behind a woman while having sex and the man is thrusting while she has her face in a plate of food and the man appears to be recording the sex; a dog licks the man's bare buttocks and the man shouts at the dog, calling it a pervert and stops thrusting.
 A man and a woman kiss passionately and recline in the back of a trailer; we hear sexual moaning as the trailer rocks back and forth and a group of people approaches the trailer, watching it shake back and forth.
 A woman vigorously rubs under blankets as a man watches and asks her what she is doing; the woman replies that she is "finishing what he started" (implying that she is masturbating). A woman rubs a man's upper thigh as she gets progressively closer to the man and he is visibly nervous; the woman asks the man to kiss her and he declines. A woman rubs a man's beard suggestively, as a group of women watch and laugh. We see a group of women at a bachelorette party and one of the women (the bride-to-be) kisses a man passionately; the man's girlfriend watches them and she appears horrified. A man and a woman wrestle playfully on the woman's bed and kiss. A man runs his hand up a woman's upper thigh. A man hugs a crying woman to comfort her. We see a man and a woman walking hand-in-hand down the road.
 A man dances in front of a group of women at a bachelorette party while pulling off his clothing (we see his bare chest and back) and he appears to be wearing a g-string (he turns around and his bare buttocks are visible).
 A woman looks through a series of photographs on a man's camera and finds a picture of a woman's genitals (we see the photo); she screams angrily, accusing her boyfriend of having an affair with the woman in the pictures, and then accuses the man of having an affair with a man in the photographs.
 A woman looks at a pair of knit underpants, with a split in the crotch and a knit bikini-top; we later see the woman wearing them (she is seen from the waist-up and the knit bikini top is seen. We see a shirtless man, covered in body paint, dancing.
 A woman tells a man that she is not wearing any underwear under her dress and then purposefully knocks over a knife and asks the man to retrieve it; the man touches the woman's leg and says, "I can't see anything" and the woman explains that she is wearing tights.
 A woman tells a man that another man had asked to have sex with her (using crude terms) and then use feces as makeup and use feces sexually from both the woman and the man in question.
 A man pulls down a dead man's pants and we see the man's brief-style underwear; the man remarks that having the dead man's pants down will "throw them off the scent" of the man being murdered. We see an older woman going through her adult daughter's drawers and she finds a packet of condoms.
 Several women shout a series of crude sexual phrases loudly in a restaurant. Two men discuss one of the men's sex lives with his girlfriend. A woman calls her mother and the older woman asks the woman if she had done "sex stuff" with a man; the woman cries and implies that she has had sex with the man. A woman addresses a postcard to her older mother, and we hear her in voiceover explain that the woman's boyfriend is a "sensitive lover." A man jokingly tells another man, "if the trailer is rocking, don't come knocking."


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VIOLENCE/GORE 8 - We see a man with a heavy branch striking another man repeatedly and continues until the man's face is caved in while a woman watches in horror, and then looks at the man's dead body (the back of his head is covered in blood, gore and brain matter); the first man then partially undresses the dead man and pulls down his pants (please see the Sex/Nudity category for more details).
 We see a man smashing another man on the temple with a rock in slow motion; blood sprays from his temple and the man drags the body away.
 A man drives in reverse rapidly, runs into another man and knocks him to the ground; we see the man's body wedged under a trailer as blood spurts from his throat and he spits blood as his wife and teenage child run to him (we see the man's hands go limp); the man gives a cool smile of satisfaction and we later see the man coldly wash the blood from the trailer's tire as a woman remarks that it is "creepy."
 A woman shoves another woman over a short fence above a cliff and the woman falls in slow motion, through the air, until her body hits the ground and her neck snaps (blood is seen coming from the wound).
 A woman and a man stand on a tall bridge where it is implied that they are going to commit suicide together and the man asks the woman if she wants to "do it"; the man steps off the bridge and we see his body fall through the air and land on the ground with a crunch as the woman watches from the top of the bridge (we hear a crunch as he hits the ground and it is implied that he dies).
 A man has a vivid dream of a woman turning into a vampire and attacking his neck (we see blood on a massive wound on the man's neck and on the woman's teeth); we then see the man turn into a vampire, attacking a woman (blood is visible on his mouth and a large wound is seen on the woman's neck).
 A woman swerves off the road and runs over a jogger (we see the victim covered in blood and there's a drag line of blood behind the man); a man shouts at the woman accusing her of murdering the man on purpose, the man then exclaims that he has murdered more people in the past three days than in the previous six months, and we later see the man and the woman carrying the dead jogger and placing him in the woods.
 A woman has a flashback of her dog impaling itself on a knitting needle; the dog yelps and appears stiff moments later as the woman's older mother yells (no blood is visible).
 A woman pushes a man, resting inside a small bike-towed camper, over a cliff and we later see the smashed up trailer; it appears that the man's foot is visible in the rubble (we assume the man is dead). A woman throws a gas can onto a trailer and flames engulf the trailer; a man and a woman run away from the fire unharmed. A man speeds past a truck towing a trailer and we see the man smile gleefully as the truck swerves to avoid hitting two people.
 A woman gets a splinter and we see her pull the bloody splinter from her foot (a drip of blood is seen on her foot).
 A woman jumps on top of a man, grabbing his throat and choking him; the woman then kisses the man and they then laugh (the man is unfazed). A woman confronts a man about killing another man and she cries. A woman slaps a potato chip from another woman's hand as she tries to feed it to the woman's dog and she acts startled. A woman shouts at her mother who shouts back at the woman and throws a dog's leash at her, implying that the woman had been responsible for the death of the dog. A man shouts about another man while a woman tries to calm him. A man pantomimes slitting his throat as he threatens a dog, if the dog "says one word" (we know the dog had witnessed the man killing the dog's owner). A woman tells a man and another woman that a man had fallen off the side of a hill while hiking and his dog is missing; a man makes a crude remark that the dog had committed suicide. A man listens to a television report of a man's body being found at the bottom of a hill, dead possibly through suicide due to the man's increasing debts. A man and a woman listen to the radio and hear an announcement about a man's death and the reporter explains that the man's death was possibly caused by a sexual pervert. A man tells a woman that a people are sacrificing chickens. An elderly man explain as police officers are seen escorting several people away in handcuffs that the people had murdered his pet chickens. An older woman warns her adult daughter that she does not feel like the woman's boyfriend is "safe," and she then asks if the man had stolen anything from her; the woman assures her that he has not stolen anything. A man and a woman make up a story about how the woman had been "touched" by another man who was angry with her and she includes that the man had tried to sexually pleasure a dog. We hear an older woman moaning (she appears to not be in pain, just moaning) as another woman watches and the older woman explains that she had been thinking about her recently deceased dog. An older woman calls a man "murderer," and the woman's adult daughter (the man's girlfriend) says, "It was an accident" and the older woman remarks, "So were you." A man shouts at a dog, saying that the dog has urinated. A man refers to writer's block as "creative constipation."
 We see a man urinating in a urinal and we hear the sound of urination (no nudity is visible). We see a man with his back to a car and it is implied that the man is urinating. A man makes a crude remark about people defecating on his ideas and a woman remarks that she would defecate on him if he liked. A dog defecates on the ground and a man shouts at a woman, telling her that she must pick up the feces.
 A man vomits on the ground; we hear him heaving, see the vomit come from his mouth and a dog tries to lick up the vomit until a man dismisses him.


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LANGUAGE 6 - About 17 F-words and its derivatives, 5 sexual references, 7 scatological terms, 4 mild obscenities, name-calling (just like your mother, stupid, Daily Mail reader, grubby, bully, mean horrible [expletive deleted], murderer, wankers, pig in clothes, disgusting, evil, a witch), exclamations (bloody), 8 religious exclamations.


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SUBSTANCE USE - We see two men smoking marijuana. We see a man drinking beer, a woman appears to drink two bottles of wine, a man stumbles home after drinking at a pub with an older man and he appears extremely intoxicated, two men and a woman cheer with wine, and a man implies to another man that he is always keen to smoke marijuana after he offers him a beer and the man declines. A woman smokes a cigarette.


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Tourism, murder, regret, jealousy, depression, love, revenge, murder for hire, sociopaths, serial killers.

MESSAGE - Everyone can find love, even the most unusual serial killers.

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