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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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Dominic Savage
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Cast

Credited cast:
Gemma Arterton ... Tara
Marthe Keller ... Anna
Dominic Cooper ... Mark
Frances Barber ... Alison
Jalil Lespert Jalil Lespert ... Philippe
Laura Donoughue ... London Waitress
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Storyline

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:

The Escape See more »

Filming Locations:

Kent, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$14,018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$390,881
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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Anna: Change completely your life, but try to change it with him. And if doesn't work, then change it without him.
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References Sing Street (2016) See more »

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I enjoyed this....

Granted the first 20 minutes is overly long explaining Tara's life and state of mind. The scene in the car park of the multiple mum's, with toddlers and shopping trollies was enough to do this! I also found some of the editing and photograpy a bit irksome e.g. some point of view shots. In the end though, I could relate to both characters and this is why I enjoyed it.

Gemma Arterton who plays Tara was great. Stripped of make-up, she was stark but utterly graceful. As W.B. Yeats would say "A terrible beauty is born."

For the record, this is my first review and I am not involved in the film in anyway!


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