Escape From Tomorrow
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Directed by Randy Moore
Written by Randy Moore
Starring Roy Abramsohn, Elena Schuber, Katelynn Rodriguez, and Jack Dalton
Not Rated | 90 Minutes
Release Date: January 18, 2013 (Sundance)
As a middle class father of two small children, I can attest to the stress and outright fear parents have in regards to Disney. Whereas Disney used to be a bastion of princes and princesses shrouded in the cloud of a particular happy mouse, in recent years Disney has become an almost omnipotent global force, controlling sports network ESPN, Marvel, and Star Wars. Basically if you have children of any age, you are a customer of Disney whether you like it not. It’s many a child’s dream to visit one of the countless Disney theme parks. However the child’s dream very often is a parents’ nightmare. Enter Randy Moore, the visionary director of the unbelievably surreal Escape From Tomorrow which debuted at Sundance in 2013.
Moore did not have positive Disney experiences as a child, and OH BOY you can tell. While some critics have called this “a mid-life crisis movie,” I feel something darker and deeper afoot.
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