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The Escape (2017)

Unrated | | Drama | 3 August 2018 (UK)
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An ordinary woman makes an extraordinary decision which will change her life forever.

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Dominic Savage

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Cast

Credited cast:
Gemma Arterton ... Tara
Dominic Cooper ... Mark
Frances Barber ... Alison
Marthe Keller ... Anna
Laura Donoughue Laura Donoughue ... London Waitress
Jalil Lespert Jalil Lespert ... Philippe
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A woman sets out to reclaim her life in this stirring, emotionally rich look at what it means to start over. Tara (Arterton), a housewife and mother in suburban London, is living a life that is no longer hers: it belongs to her loving but overworked and self-absorbed husband (Cooper), her young son and daughter and the numbing routine of housework and childcare. In desperate need of a change, Tara one day makes a bold decision. Armed with a one-way ticket to Paris, she leaves everything behind to rediscover herself in a new city - but walking out on your life isn't so simple. Written by AnonymousB

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 August 2018 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Bekstvo See more »

Filming Locations:

Kent, England, UK See more »

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Gross USA:

$14,018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$390,881
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2.39 : 1
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This will be the 2nd time Gemma Arterton and Dominic Cooper have starred together after appearing in Tamara Drewe (2010). Both also lent their voices to characters in the animated film A Turtle's Tale: Sammy's Adventures (2010). See more »

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References Sing Street (2016) See more »

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A captivating film that intimately captures the feeling of entrapment
2 August 2018 | by charleshowlerSee all my reviews

It's one of those films that portray an emotion or situation you have to be familiar with in order to truly appreciate it's beauty.

The cinematic portrayal of depression at it's finest. The feeling of entrapment in a life that feels like there isn't an escape, the feeling of despair, the fear of pursuing your personal happiness at the cost of another persons happiness. These were artistically portrayed very intimately, and I really appreciated that. It was well executed.

Great performance by Gemma Arterton, there were some scenes in the beginning that gave me shivers.

A lot mixed reviews for this title, and I understand why. People who have experienced a similar situation would resonate with this film very much. One of the reviewers called her motives unrealistic and selfish, that 'every mum' goes through this. That's untrue, every person is different. Every situation is different. Some people love their roles of being mothers, and go through their life without a care of other possibilities. Some people enter motherhood ambitious, not realizing the sacrifice. The sacrifice of personal accomplishment and meaning. And I feel like this is what the film was trying to portray.

A film not for everyone, but for those who do resonate with it will appreciate it.


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