6.8/10
15,760
32 user 162 critic

Restless (2011)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 6 April 2011 (Egypt)
Trailer
2:13 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
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.

Director:

Writer:

1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
Hiroshi Takahashi (as Ryô Kase)
...
Elizabeth Cotton
...
Rachel Cotton
...
Mabel
Paul Parson ...
Edward
Thomas Lauderdale ...
Minister
...
Funeral Director
...
Driver
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

Comic-Con 2017: All Aboard the IMDboat

 | 

July 20 to 23, 2017

Get entertainment news, trailer drops, and photos with IMDb's coverage of 2017 San Diego Comic-Con featuring host and IMDboat captain Kevin Smith. Watch our exclusive celebrity interviews, and tune in to our LIVE show from 3:30 to 5 p.m. PDT on Saturday, July 22.

Browse Our Guide to Comic-Con

Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Who do you live for?

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

6 April 2011 (Egypt)  »

Also Known As:

Untitled Gus Van Sant Project  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$163,141 (USA) (16 December 2011)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (silent)

Sound Mix:

| (as Datasat Digital Sound)|

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The movie's first-time screenwriter Jason Lew and (co-producer) Bryce Dallas Howard attended New York University together and it was there that Lew first wrote the story as a play. Howard, who had acted in plays with Lew, got a peek at the story and encouraged him to write it as a screenplay. See more »

Quotes

Hiroshi Takahashi: Why she looks like a boy?
Enoch Brae: He says he thinks you look really nice.
Hiroshi Takahashi: No, I didn't.
Annabel Cotton: Thank you Hiroshi.
See more »

Connections

References Badlands (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Musique #4
Written and Performed by Gus Van Sant
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A flawed indie drama that misses its potential.
22 February 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Mia Wasikowska seems to be drawn to these quirky indie movies, and she should be because she's good at them. She's the best thing about Restless, a drama about an emotionally wounded young man, a dying young woman, the ghost of a Japanese kamikaze pilot, and birds. 

Unfortunately, she's not the main character. That's Enoch, played by Henry Hopper. He's just not right for the role, and veers between unlikable and uninteresting. Restless also seems a bit unfocused, as well, as if the concept wasn't properly expanded by the writer into a full story. It starts off with promise, only to lose some of my interest on the way to the mishandled ending. 

As a result, the movie just isn't everything it could have been. I liked it, it's just hard to not be somewhat disappointed by the wasted potential. There are resonant moments throughout the story, but there are just as many scenes that just seem hollow or misplaced. Restless could have been very good, instead it's just okay. 


13 of 22 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?