Restless (I) (2011)

PG-13  |   |  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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Elizabeth Cotton
Rachel Cotton
Paul Parson ...
Thomas Lauderdale ...
Christopher D. Harder ...
Funeral Director
Kenneth L. Peterson ...
CT Technician
William J. Eggleston ...
X-Ray Technician (as William Eggleston)
Dr. Lee
Jhon Goodwin ...
Nurse Goodwin (as John Goodwin)
Nurse Laura


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

6 April 2011 (Egypt)  »

Also Known As:

Untitled Gus Van Sant Project  »

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Box Office


$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$163,141 (USA) (16 December 2011)

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Technical Specs


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Sound Mix:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Schuyler Fisk, who appears in this film, is the daughter of Sissy Spacek. Both this film and Badlands (1973), which Spacek appeared in, feature the music piece 'Gassenhauer' by Carl Orff. See more »


Annabel Cotton: Who is Hiroshi?
Enoch Brae: Sort of a ghost.
Annabel Cotton: Can he fly?
Enoch Brae: He used to. He was a kamikaze.
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References Badlands (1973) See more »


Musique #4
Written and Performed by Gus Van Sant
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Food for the Heart and the Mind
11 December 2011 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

I cannot tell you how much I adore this film. Restless is one of the greatest movies ever made. It's simple, but it's complex. It's confusing, yet it's still subtle. It's charming, dark, funny, romantic, bold, and shy all at the same time. It's truly a masterpiece, and it's one of the most under-appreciated movies of all time. 

The acting is phenomenal. Mia Wasikowski, is truly a little actress. She was the only good part about Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, and she adds charm, liveliness, and quirkiness to an already fantastic film.  I had never heard of the title actor before Restless, and after watching the preview, I wasn't that impressed with him. But during the actual movie, he took my soul on a journey. 

This movie is unbelievably good. It's honest. Not only about life, but about the moments in life that make it so special.  If I had to create a moral for the film it would be: Don't count the days until life ends, count the moments with the ones you love.

It truly is magnificent. It's A Walk to Remember, only with ghosts, snow angels, and a dash of lovable-ness that the Adam Shankman classic was always missing.

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