"The Escape" follows Tara (Arterton) who loves her children deeply and all those around her. Despite her seemingly perfect life, Tara feels trapped; she knows there is something fundamentally missing.
When her friends and family fail to understand the depth of her desperation, her ideas and feelings are so overwhelming that she has to run away, to find a place where she can be herself again. She goes on a courageous and perilous journey, leaving her husband and abandoning her children.
Through a series of dangerous and incendiary encounters, she discovers the woman she really is, what she really feels and the life she really wants.