Monday, February 27, 2017

Restless 2012

     This movie is based on a novel written by William Boyd.  The year is 1976 and Ruth Gilmartin travels with her young son to see her mother Sally.  She lives in rural Cambridgeshire and Sally tells Ruth that she was recruited as a British spy in 1939.  Sally is really Eva Delectorskaya and she is a Russian refugee.  Her first assignment was to meet with the adviser to the President to find out if the Americans were going to fight in WWII.  Her second assignment was to provide a map to American agents of a planned German invasion of America.  This task did not go well and Eva thinks she was betrayed.  She survives an attempt to kill her and her colleagues begin to die.
     I had a difficult time remaining interested in this film.  So many twists and turns plus you don’t know who is really on what side?  I did like the clothing, hairstyles and cars of the period.  3* (This movie is OK)

180 min, TV Movie, Drama directed by Edward Hall with Hayley Atwell, Rufus Sewell, Michelle Dockery, Michael Gambon, Charlotte Rampling, Thekla Reuten, Adrian Scarborough, Bertie Carvel, Bernhard Schir, Alexander Fehling, Kevin Guthrie, Tom Brooke, Anthony Calf.
Special Note:  This movie was filmed in South Africa, Oxfordshire, Cabridgeshire and London, England.

Note:  Imdb 7.2 out of 10, 40% audience on Rotten Tomatoes, Amazon 4.3* out of 5* with 90 reviews.
Special Note:  Filmed in South Africa and various locations in England, UK.

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