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By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Story of young, tragic love gets emotional, intense.

Movie PG-13 2011 91 minutes
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age 17+

Based on 1 parent review

age 17+


This was awful! My kids screamed at the kissing scenes and it was ultra depressing! Lots of explicit sex and lips touching. A definite no-no, especially for kids like my Lucas. I am concerned.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1):
Kids say (2):

Hopper is a guy to watch; the son of celebrated actor Dennis Hopper, he accesses a wellspring of complicated emotions here with a tilt of the head, a quirk of the eyebrow. Perhaps he knew he had to up his game with a co-star like Wasikowska, who flings herself into a sometimes overcooked character whose charm is pushed to twee-ness and saves it -- but only just.

Thanks to these two, the emotions behind the movie feel true and relatable. Were it not for a screenplay that's a little too on-the-nose -- Hirsohi's lines, especially -- and the somewhat heavy-handed soundtrack, RESTLESS would be a stronger movie. (Also, the film could have used some grit to ground it in reality.) But alas, it can't quite rise above its limitations.

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