|Title:||Escape from Tomorrow|
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|09.20.13||Alamo Lakeline||This Screening is part of event: FantasticFest 2013|
Holy shit I have a lot of notes to write. Let's get into it.
Escape from Tomorrow is a sort-of thriller that got a lot of publicity at Sundance because it was largely shot at Disney World in Orlando. Because of that, the film makes use of a lot of the iconography and people at the park to make a statement about human nature (at least that's what I took from it although I may be wrong). The story follows a family through a day at the park and mostly focuses on the dad who ends up following around a couple of skinny french teenage girls and leching out. There's also strands of plot following the son's oedipal complex, this mysterious cat flu that's going around, and a bizarre third act that propels it into some sci-fi territory.
This was really good. It's kind of amazing that the movie looks as good as it does considering it was all covert guerilla style, and the script and performances are good enough to make it a movie more than some anarchist experiment that I was afraid it might be. I still don't completely understand the ending (which I take as a good sign) so the overall theme is a bit muddled for me, but I got an overall impression that at least it was saying Something which is nice. Liked it a lot.