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FILM DETAILS
Certificate PG
Cast
Mia Wasikowska
Henry Hopper
Ryo Kase
Jane Adams
Directors
Gus Van Sant
Screenwriters
Jason Lew
Running Time
91 minutes

Restless
Van Sant's not marching on


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Restless

Plot
When terminally ill teenager Annabel (Wasikowska) meets Enoch Brae (Hopper), a fey boy who likes to go to strangers' funerals, sparks don't so much fly as twinkle gently down on the alternative universe the pair quickly forge between them.


Verdict
Compared to its direct inspiration - Hal Ashby's blackly brilliant Harold And Maude - Restless comes off like an anemic facsimile. After the excellent Milk, this is more like curdled cheese.


Reviewed by Damon Wise

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