Restless (2011)

Annabel Cotton (Mia Wasikowska) is a beautiful and charming terminal cancer patient with a deep felt love of life and the natural world. Enoch Brae (Henry Hopper) is a young man who has dropped out of the business of living, after an… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: January 24, 2012
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Critic Score: 36% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Mia Wasikowska puts in a nuanced performance but nobody else, actors and directors included, are capable of finding a compelling angle beneath the twee veneer.

Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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.

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John Hartl
Seattle Times

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.

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Will Leitch

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.

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Dave Calhoun
Time Out

All surface, no thought and quite horribly empty.

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Richard Nilsen
Arizona Republic

Gus Van Sant doesn't make bad movies.

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Sarah Dobbs
SFX Magazine

Better stock up on tissues.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

Restless is consciously lovely in the face of death. How rare.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Van Sant lays on the whimsy with a trowel; Wasikowska's quirky thrift-store wardrobe and twinkling performance are enough to trigger migraines.

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Roger Moore
Tribune News Service

Quirky, death-obsessed...oddly touching...faintly amusing

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Flixster Audience Score: 48% Flixster User Reviews
Chris Weber
This is basically a contemporary take on Harold and Maude. For that reason, I was rather hesitant to see this, mostly because Harold and Maude is an amazing… More
paul sandberg
I'm caught in a dilemma here, wanting to judge this film from an indie perspective and sensibility; at which point I would give this a fairly good passing… More
Nicki Marie
Nicely acted and looks great. Mia Wasikowska is outstanding here. Story is a little slow, probably the worst thing I could say. I can see why some would not… More
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Greg S
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Lorenzo von Matterhorn
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