RestlessRestless is the story of a terminally ill teenage girl who falls for a boy who tries to cope with his parents' deaths by hanging out with a ghost of a Japanese kamikaze pilot and attending the funerals of strangers.
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Directors of "Restless"Gus Van SantBirthdate: 24 July 1952, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Creators of "Restless"Jason Lew
Critic Reviews of "Restless"St. Louis Post-DispatchOctober 21, 2011
If you haven't seen a wasting disease in real life, you might think "Restless" is romantic. If you have, you might diagnose it as terminally cute.Time OutOctober 18, 2011
All surface, no thought and quite horribly empty.Detroit NewsOctober 07, 2011
Restless is consciously lovely in the face of death. How rare.Seattle TimesOctober 06, 2011
This low-budget movie takes its time filling in the backgrounds of its characters. That works for a while, but when it's over you may wonder if that's all there is.Arizona RepublicOctober 06, 2011
Gus Van Sant doesn't make bad movies.Minneapolis Star TribuneOctober 06, 2011
Van Sant lays on the whimsy with a trowel; Wasikowska's quirky thrift-store wardrobe and twinkling performance are enough to trigger migraines.Critic's NotebookOctober 07, 2015
"Restless" exudes the maturity that eludes Mr. Van Sant's previous fusions of youth and death. It's too bad he still hasn't learned to shower his female leads with the same adoring attention he lavishes on his male ones.DeadspinJune 23, 2013
This movie pretends it's about death -- our couple meets because Enoch crashes funerals, a literary device that has no relevance here -- but it never scratches past the perfect pale void faces of its leads.SFX MagazineJanuary 11, 2013
Better stock up on tissues.Tribune News ServiceJanuary 06, 2013
Quirky, death-obsessed...oddly touching...faintly amusingTheMovieReport.comApril 06, 2012
A slight tale whose self-conscious indie quirks fail to lift it beyond familiar Disease of the Week formula.Scene-Stealers.comJanuary 30, 2012
The couple's ability to see through how people perceive courageous behavior in the face of death forms the heart of the film. Van Sant illustrates that those trappings usually exist only to make the ones who are not sick feel better about themselves.
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