Obviously this is not meant to be any sort of review—I just stumbled across this movie myself and I haven’t seen it—but after watching the trailer for Escape from Tomorrow, which comes out on Friday in theaters and on VOD, I cannot fucking wait to see this film.
But don’t take my word for it, here’s what some folks who have, you know, actually seen Escape from Tomorrow had to say:
“It is not possible that this film exists.”- Drew McWeeny, Hitfix
“Its cult status will remain immortal.”- Rob Nelson, Variety
“Intensely engaging. A daring attempt to literally assail Disney World from the inside out. Conveys a phantasmagorical nightmare on par with something Terry Gilliam might have dreamt up in his ‘Brazil’ days.”- Eric Kohn, Indiewire
“A mind melting vacation from hell. You’d hardly believe us if we tried to describe it.”- William Goss, The Playlist
“Just the fact that it exists at all is a miracle.”
- Chris Bumbray, JoBlo
“Easily the most jaw-dropping film I’ve ever seen at a film festival. The film is like a bad acid trip version of ‘National Lampoon’s Vacation’, but with Wally World substituted by the real thing.”- Scott Macaulay, Filmmaker Magazine
“A subversively satirical attack on the totalitarian nature of mass entertainment. Randy Moore’s film does deliver something new, being a bravura leap into the unknown and a testing piece of surrealism in its own right.”- Damon Wise, The Guardian
The plot involves a father who loses his job, but doesn’t want to tell his family while they’re at “the happiest place on Earth.” Apparently things go downhill from there…
Escape from Tomorrow was shot guerrilla-style, on the sly, at Disney World and elsewhere over a 45 day period. They returned to the amusement park several more times for pick-up shots.
At this moment I’m more excited about seeing Escape from Tomorrow than I was about seeing the final episode of Breaking Bad...