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Restless (I) (2011)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  6 April 2011 (Egypt)
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The story of a terminally ill teenage girl who falls for a boy who likes to attend funerals and their encounters with the ghost of a Japanese kamikaze pilot from WWII.

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Elizabeth Cotton
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Mabel
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Annabel is a terminally ill cancer patient and is quietly awaiting her death spending her time studying nature. Enoch is struggling to recover from the death of his parents and spends his time attending funerals with his only friend - a ghost named Hiroshi who was a WWII Japanese kamikaze pilot. Just as Annabel's sister is trying to cope with Annabel's impending death, Annabel and Enoch fall in love. They both finally have a reason to live, but is it too late to have a life together? Written by napierslogs

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements and brief sensuality | See all certifications »

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6 April 2011 (Egypt)  »

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Untitled Gus Van Sant Project  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$15,467 (USA) (16 September 2011)

Gross:

$163,141 (USA) (16 December 2011)
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Schuyler Fisk, who appears in this film, is the daughter of Sissy Spacek. Both this film and Badlands, which Spacek appeared in, feature the piece 'Gassenhauer' by Carl Orff. See more »

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Dr. Lee: We did everything we could.
Enoch Brae: I mean what do you do here. Just watch people die, make her better.
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A pure pleasure to watch....
11 December 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Restless is an absolute pleasure to watch, i am a fan of Mia Wasikowska as an actress and I'm a fan of Gus Van Sant's more edgy stuff so i was a goer for this movie, initially it sounds like a kind of silly premise but quickly you fall in love with these two amazingly quirky characters and you suspend disbelief.

Rarely do young actresses like Mia Wasikowska come along, she is a fellow Aussie and she is in my opinion probably the most talented young dramatic actress in Hollywood today, with each film she becomes more and more terrific and this is no exception. The relationship between Anna and Enoch is just beautiful, Anna is a cancer patient who has very little time left to live, Enoch is a strange loner who likes to attend strangers funeral, they meet, become friends, that friendship turns into one of the loveliest romances i've seen in a movie in a very long time. These two people are just so strange and weird but instantly they get each other, its nice to see something a bit different like this.

Henry Hopper is my new crush now, he impressed me a lot, he has a very subtle nerdiness to him that is perfect for this character and his performance in Restless is wonderful, i cant wait to see what he is in next. This movie almost doesn't seem like the standard Gus Van Sant type of film, it still has the staple Portland locations but its a lot more accessible than say Elephant or Paranoid Park, but its a new style for him and it was one i found worked extremely well.

This movie is not going to affect everyone the way it did me i know that, but i really just fell in love with these two beautiful quirky characters and i think if you just let yourself be open and go with it it's something that is really rather beautiful.

Sad, Funny, Romantic, Quirky. The perfect movie for a rainy Sunday afternoon. Loved it, i cant wait for the DVD so i can watch it again. ;)


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