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

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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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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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Slow and unconvincing
15 August 2018 | by willst01See all my reviews

It's a long slow haul. The dialogue appears to be improvised, which I imagine is supposed to make it sound realistic but instead adds to the overall tedium. I don't think the husband is a b*****d, he's just out of his depth. You'd think she would start by at least turning the radio on at home or watching a bit of TV in order to give herself a bit of company; She doesn't interact with any of the parents or teachers at the school, she just wallows in her own self pity and doesn't think to medical help. The Paris sequence is laughably unrealistic and the denouement leaves us guessing - not that I cared much by that stage. (Incidentally where is the garden square she wanders around at the beginning and end of the film? It doesn't appear to have any connection with the estate where they live.) Gemma Arterton suffers nobly but she's one of the executive producers, so she has to take a share of the blame for this unconvincing farrago.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 August 2018 (UK) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Kent, England, UK See more »

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Gross USA:

$14,018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$390,881
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