With less than two months left before it was set to open, Sony has dropped Gus Van Sant’s Restless from its planned theatrical release date of January 28, 2011. Variety speculates the decision might open the film to more festivals and a greater chance at the box office with an opening later next year. The film was faced some tough competition on January 28th from such films as The Mechanic, The Rite, and From Prada to Nada. So it does make sense to move the more “artsy” film to a quieter release date.
Restless stars Mia Wasikowska and Henry Hopper; hit the jump for a plot synopsis .
HHere’s the synopsis. Click here to watch a trailer for the film.
“From Imagine Entertainment comes a powerful and emotional coming of age story, a remarkable film 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.”