• The Escape (2018)

The Escape

Release Date: May 11th, 2018

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 41 min

Plot Summary

Tara is a housewife in suburban London who's raising two young children while married to an overworked, self-absorbed husband. In desperate need of a change, Tara makes the bold decision to leave everything behind and buy a one-way ticket to Paris. Her newfound freedom and journey of self-discovery soon gives way to the realization that walking out on your life isn't so simple.

Cast: Gemma Arterton, Dominic Cooper, Jalil Lespert, Frances Barber, Marthe Keller

Director: Dominic Savage

Genres: Drama

Production Co: IFC Films, Shoebox Films

Keywords: Sacrifice, Father, Mother, Tense, Family, Escape, Marriage, House, Fall, Transformation, 2010s, Love, Moving, School, London, Friend, Emotional

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Wendy IdeScreen International

    Savage’s success at getting under the skin of the kind of cancerous depression which gnaws away at the soul means that this is not always the easiest watch. There are no audience-appeasing neat happy endings, just raw emotional wounds and aching compromises. But, despite a low key approach, this is a compelling, sometimes wrenching drama. show more

  • 90
    Sheri LindenThe Hollywood Reporter

    Working in an improvisatory vein, in actual locations rather than constructed sets, writer-director Dominic Savage gives this story of a married woman's despair and awakening a powerful, lived-in immediacy. It's also the story of a man's struggle to understand his wife's pain, and the tortured, tender chemistry between leads Arterton and Dominic Cooper is profoundly affecting, at times shattering. show more

  • 60
    Film Threat

    Despite Arterton’s outstanding performance, the film weakens considerably in its last section. show more

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