The most provocative film from the Sundance Film Festival, Escape From Tomorrow should not exist, and yet it does. Like nothing you’ve ever seen, Randy Moore’s directorial debut is a bold and ingenious trip into the happiest place on earth.
An epic battle begins when a middle-aged American husband and father of two learns that he has lost his job. Keeping the news from his nagging wife and wound-up children, he packs up the family and embarks on a full day of park hopping amid enchanted castles and fairytale princesses. Soon, the manufactured mirth of the fantasy land around him begins to haunt his subconscious. An idyllic family vacation quickly unravels into a surrealist nightmare of paranoid visions and bizarre encounters.
There is guerrilla filmmaking, and then there’s ‘Escape From Tomorrow’, an apocalyptic DIY comedy shot without permission at the “happiest place on Earth.” Director Randy Moore smuggled cast, crew, and cameras into Disneyland emerging with an instant cult film. That Moore is able to takeDisney’s own product and twist it into a disturbing, perverse, satire with very little tampering is remarkable in its own right.