Escape From Tomorrow (2013) Movie Review

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Escape From Tomorrow (2013)

2013 | R | Horror, Drama, Sci-Fi, Fantasy
90 minutes / 1h 30min

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Escape From Tomorrow Plot Synopsis:

In this black comedy, Jim is an unsatisfied middle aged man on vacation with his family at Disney World. While his family frolics through the park and is enthralled with the sights and sounds of Disney, Jim finds himself inexplicably obsessed with two French teenage girls. The park environment soon turns to something more sinister as Jim uncovers its secrets. Jim must protect his adventurous kids, placate his suspicious wife and defend himself against the happiest place on Earth.

Escape From Tomorrow (2013) Review

Randy Moore is the writer and director of this psychological horror film. Escape From Tomorrow (2013) contains sex, nudity, twisted violence, gore, bad language, frightening, scary scenes and fantasy. There is also a lot of alcohol use by one man who constantly drinks throughout the entire movie. This horror movie received a great deal of attention because most of the movie was shot at Walt Disney World and Disneyland. The director, Randy Moore did not get approval from the owners and operators of The Walt Disney Company. Some scenes were shot on handheld video camera and scripts were read from phones. Disney became aware of this film but ignored it for some reason and let it be. The director/writer really got lucky that they didn’t get a lawsuit from The Walt Disney Company.

Escape From Tomorrow is about a middle age father name Jim White (Roy Abramsohn - Doobious Sources, Area 51, W.M.D.) who takes his family on vacation to Disneyland. Jim receives a phone call on his vacation at the Disney theme park from his boss and was informed that he has been laid off. He keeps this secret to himself so that his family can have a fun filled vacation with the remaining time that is left. Jim becomes infatuated with two French girls as their path crossed many times during the day. Jim’s son, Elliot (Jack Dalton) threw up after going on the Space Mountain ride and his wife Emily (Elena Schuber - Metropolis II: Highway to Heaven, Killer Kids, Killer Outbreaks) took their son back to the resort. Jim stays at the theme park with his daughter Sarah (Katelynn Rodriguez - I Am Death, American Horror Story, Nefarious: Merchant of Souls) in pursuit of following the French girls without anyone suspecting him of doing so. Later, Emily finds out about Jim’s interest in the French girls and confronts him about it.

One of the French girls invites Jim to join them but he declined the invitation and the girl spat in his face. From this point on the movie becomes interesting. Towards the ending of the movie, it appears that he caught cat flu when the young girl spat on his face and soon after coughs up fur-balls and died in his bathroom. There is more to the story after Jim died and you will just have to watch the movie to see what happens - it was a bit confusing but it makes you think…

This movie was well made but had no real flowing storyline where you can connect to the characters. There is a lot of unexplained loose ends and a lot of scenes that leave you thinking, what does that have to do with the movie? It had great CGI and the actors were great also.

  • Escape From Tomorrow Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 6
  • Overall Score: 5.65
  • IMDB: 5.2
  • MetaCritic: 5.8
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 5.4

About Escape From Tomorrow 2013

Title: Escape From Tomorrow
AKA: Escape from Tomorrow
Year: 2013
Runtime: 90 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Drama, Sci-Fi, Fantasy
Score: 3 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 2.83/5 stars from 8,453 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 8,453
MPAA Rating: R
Escape From Tomorrow Cast Starring: Kimberly Ables Jindra, Ashley Lambert, Alison Lees-Taylor, Roy Abramsohn, Lee Armstrong, Clifton Perry, Allison Shadwick, Ashlie Garrett, Rebekah Cobaugh, Rob Mervin, Laci Kay, Gina Groce, John David Denison, Kaitlin Morgan, Eli Jane, Ivan Lovegren, Madeleine Morgan, Elena Schuber, Amy Bloom, Berndett York, Gabriella Pastore, Cindy Schoonover, Katelynn Rodriguez, Kurt Yamamoto, Lia Moore, Jack Wagner, Jack Dalton, Mike Fujimoto, Steve Fode, Bernadett Belinda York
Escape From Tomorrow Writers: NA
Escape From Tomorrow Director: Randy Moore
Box Office: $169,719
Production: FilmBuff
Language: English, French
Country: USA