Rent The Escape (2017)

2.8 of 5 from 245 ratings
1h 41min
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Suburban mother Tara's (Gemma Arterton) life is outwardly perfect. But she's deeply unhappy and unfulfilled in her life of routine with her husband Mark (Dominic Cooper) and their children. These feelings become so overwhelming, she embarks on a journey of self-discovery. Through a series of risky and incendiary encounters, she discovers the woman she really is and the life she really wants.
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Guy Heeley
Dominic Savage
Vertigo Releasing
British Films, Drama
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Run Time:
101 minutes
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9

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Reviews (5) of The Escape

Dire - The Escape review by JD

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One of the most depressing and boring movies I have seen in ages.

The screenplay was poor and the acting not much better.

I have followed Gemma Arterton for many years, and while she has never been in the A team of British actors, she was pretty enough to get away with it.

Sadly her looks have deserted her.

Dominic Cooper does his usual best but the story is all about “her” .

Sadly I was hoping she might jump off the Eiffel Tower towards the end, and save her husband and children a lot of grief.

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Unsympathetic lead role - The Escape review by TE

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Gets an extra star because of the final 3-4 minutes, which are an antidote to some of the slushy stuff that precedes it.

Gemma Arterton is rarely off camera, and she is indeed beautiful, but her character is aloof, cold and dishonest (she lies to her French admirer even more than he does to her). There is little excuse for how boring she finds her life as a mother. She drifts aimlessly through the film in the same way that the script drifts aimlessly.

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Dreadful waste of time - The Escape review by CM

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No-one comes off lightly in this film, the star is aloof and unpredictable, her husband borders on being a bully, her lover lies and her Mother is selfish .... this had the makings of an excellent film but unfortunately you can't feel anything for any of the characters .... the script is lumpy and at times bizarre ... I wondered why she was so miserable .... husband worked hard, she had two children, a lovely house, her health yet she was as miserable as sin .... surely she could have pursued her own interests during the day ..... I was always hoping she was going to spring to life but she was empty - a bit like how I felt at the end of this dreary saga.

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