The Escape

Gemma Arterton gives a career-best performance as Tara, a housewife living in suburban London, married to an overworked and self-absorbed husband (Dominic Cooper), and struggling to raise two children. Faced with the numbing routine of housework and childcare, Tara makes a bold decision – buying a one-way ticket to Paris, she leaves everything behind to discover a new city.

The Escape is a perceptive, deeply compassionate portrait of a woman on the rocky road to becoming herself.

“A superlative performance from Gemma Arterton” ★★★★ – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

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