Restless Synopsis
A terminally ill teenage girl falls for a boy who likes to attend funerals and their encounters with the ghost of a Japanese kamikaze pilot.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
All of the performances are pitched correctly. Nobody pushes too hard. Nobody underlines anything. Perhaps calmed by Van Sant, the...
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70

Movieline

By Stephanie Zacharek
The picture is so fluttering and tender, so guileless, that you almost can't believe it was made by an old hand like Van Sant. Then again,...
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63

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Wasikowska, from "Alice in Wonderland" to "Jane Eyre," is an actress of translucent expressiveness. And Hopper has his father's brooding...
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Restless is a self-consciously quirky coming-of-age tale that's essentially a teenage hipster "Love Story."
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
If illuminating dawns and dusks had basked Mia Wasikowska and Henry Hopper in a rosy glow, the mopey cuteness of Restless would have been...
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Annabel and Enoch learn from each other, even as time ticks away and the end draws near. Weeping is invited, but by no means required.
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40

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
This overly twee, morbidly cute romance initially digs up the ageless "Harold and Maude" as a touchstone before it slips the coils of...
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38

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
A torpidly precious love story about death-obsessed adolescents, the film's becalmed and embalmed in its own sensitive self-pity.
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30

The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
The most banal and indulgent of Gus Van Sant's periodic studies of troubled kids, this agonizingly treacly tale comes off like an indie...
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
The film is morbid and mawkish, and packed with enough forced whimsy to make you scream.
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I am baffled by all these negative reviews...

By -spock
This movie was great on so many levels. I believe the people that gave it a negative review feel that they are immortal and that their life will continue on forever like a hollywood movie. This film...

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RestLess

By summersantos1999
This movie is basically a newer version of Charlie st. Cloud...

By leroy_birdtree
Sweet and true...

Odd....Limited Substance With A Confused Plot And Little To Entertain.

By Alon Patterson
I rarely give an OH NO rating, even though I see hundreds of movies a year in theaters. This film deserves it roundly. The characters, albeit odd, are not compelling to the audience. The...

Not bad

By Rickweasel
This is a unique movie. I thought it was good but a rental for sure. Gus Van Sant is a great director and did a great job. Writing was good but very morbid just like the writer....

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By dianedianeelliottcom
If your in to this sort of "boy meets girl" genre, then the movie is a must see! It is now my favorite movie ever. But bring tissues!!...

audience restless

By zarf
cancer patient could win triathlon until final days. early attempts at Harold and Maude tone fall flat; occasional romantic moments, though, save the movie from being a disaster. asian ghost should...

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Rated PG-13 | For For thematic elements and brief sensuality
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 14+ Story of young, tragic love gets emotional, intense.
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