Friday, November 1 2013, 11:38 AM MDT
Movie Review: Escape From Tomorrow
3 out of 5 Stars
Director: Randy Moore
Starring: Roy Abramsohn, Elena Schuber and Katelynn Rodriguez
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Recommended to: Those looking for an odd experimental film that isnt nearly as good as the hype that originally surrounded it.
Synopsis: A man suffers a mid-life crisis while vacationing with his family at a theme park that isnt nearly as happy as it is advertised to be.
Review: Escape from Tomorrow quickly became the most talked about film at 2013's Sundance Film Festival. This was mostly because it was filmed in and around at Disney World in Florida without the theme parks permission. The film feels like the bastard child of Terry Gilliam, David Cronenberg and Federico Fellini. Its an odd social commentary on Disney and the great American mid-life crisis. It's occasionally fantastic, but more often than not it is simply strange. I liked it more at Sundance than I did the second time I watched it. It's a lot of smoke and mirrors with a dark and disturbing center. It's not essential viewing, but it's certainly worth a look.
-Ryan Michael Painter