Another really good film from Australia, Restraint keeps you on the
edge of your seat from start to finish. Although the story isn't totally
unique, nice twists and good acting keep it very interesting, and as a
bonus, Teresa Palmer is quite beautiful.
Ron and Dale (Teresa Palmer) are on the run with a dead body in the
back of their car. Things get worse when Ron kills a gas station
attendant, so they decide to hole up somewhere. They find a huge estate
that appears to be closed up, but it turns out the owner is there, bound
to the house by his own private agoraphobic hell. Agoraphobia is a fear of
public places and in some people like Andrew, an unwillingness to even
walk out of the house.
Beaten and forced to cooperate, and desperate to be rid of the pair,
Andrew offers a chance for them to retrieve forty thousand dollars, but
for this to happen, Dale must impersonate his fiancÚ at the local bank,
not just once but twice, because he has placed a twenty thousand per day
limit on his account. Offering plenty of surprises and almost non-stop
suspense, this is another worthwhile flick from down under.