In a world of fake castles and anthropomorphic rodents, an epic battle begins when an unemployed father’s sanity is challenged by a chance encounter with two underage girls on holiday.
Witnessing a man’s descent into madness would be terrifying enough. Seeing it play out within the plastic confines of Walt Disney World is an absolute nightmare. If for some reason you haven’t heard about it by now, Escape From Tomorrow is the audacious directorial debut from Randy Moore, shot almost entirely on location in Disney World – without permission. The fact that him and his crew covertly pulled it off under these conditions is something to be applauded. The stones on these guys, huh? Luckily, their ingenious guerrilla film is pretty damn good too.
It’s also hard to describe. Set on the final day of the White family’s Disney vacation, Escape From Tomorrow focuses on their patriarch, Jim (Roy Abramson), and his slippery grip on reality. Man, is he having a rough day. In the morning he’s fired from his job and his bratty son locks him out on the hotel balcony. He keeps his termination a secret from his wife Emily (Elena Schuber – who looks remarkably like Linda Hamilton) while they head out for the last day in the park with the kids, Elliot and Sara. They hit up the familiar rides, including It’s a Small World, which is where Jim starts to become truly unhinged. READ MORE