A powerful and emotional coming of age story, this remarkable tale is told with honesty and originality that will leave audiences moved. In the film, two outsiders, both shaped by the circumstances that have brought them together, forge a deep and lasting love. Directed by Gus Van Sant, one of the most astute observers of people living life on the edge, comes a take on friendship and young love as engaging and true as it is provocative and stirring.
[vc_row][vc_column][wpsm_woobox id=”48602″][/vc_column][/vc_row]by Ginger
Restless begins with a chalk outline of a body on the pavement. It is a teen story about a boy who has an unusual hobby. He has a habit of attending funerals for people who he did not know. He attends these funerals with his friend, who is a ghost. He is befriended by a girl who supposedly volunteers at a local hospital. Later he finds out that the girl is really a patient at the hospital. He is obsessed with death and eventually ends up in a psychiatric hospital due to his äóìghostäó friend. The boy has an obsession with death, so it could be classed as a goth movie. It is about life and death and the meaning of life.
This movie is not for those below the age of 13. Those under this age would find it disturbing. The plot revolves around teenage issues and teenage psychology. It is about growing up and the problems that teenagers face as they try to make their way in the world. The girl is terminally ill, so the plot deals with some tough issues.
The deep dialogue between the two main characters reminded me of the Breakfast Club, for those who are old enough to remember that one. The two teens discover who they are and the meaning of life together as they walk through a world caught somewhere between life and death. The kamikaze pilot ghost makes occasional appearances throughout the movie, providing an interesting perspective on the lives and drama of the teens. Teens will probably be able to relate to this movie and will like it, but this is not one for the little ones. It is not a family move, as it is told from the perspective of the teenagers.