The United States of Leland (2003)

The United States of Leland
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Medium level coarse language, medium level violence, sexual references, drug use

Director: Matthew Ryan Hoge
Actors: Michelle Williams, Kevin Spacey, Don Cheadle, Sherilyn Fenn, Martin Donovan, Lena Olin, Chris Klein, Jena Malone, Kerry Washington, Ann Magnuson, Matt Malloy, Ryan Gosling, Michael Pena, Wesley Jonathan, Michael Welch

After seemingly ordinary 15-year-old Leland (Ryan Gosling) stuns his quiet suburban community with a chilling crime, he is sent to juvenile hall where he meets Pearl (Don Cheadle), a teacher and aspiring writer who dreams of making Leland's compelling story into a book. As Pearl digs deeper into Leland's life and the people caught up in it - his mother (Jena Malone) - he uncovers Leland's disturbing motive. The tables soon turn when the enigmatic teen forces Pearl to examine his own morally questionable behaviour. Climaxing with a shocking collision of violence, understanding, and hope, Leland will take you to states you never imagined.

Status: Normal
Run time: 108mins
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Member Reviews (9)

Lucy C.
I found this very boring.
Posted Wednesday, 17 March 2010 See my other reviews
Found this really hard to get into. Slow moving.
Posted Thursday, 5 November 2009 See my other reviews
Sue K.
If you like movies like donnie darko then this may appeal to you, i found it had the same kind of feel to it
Posted Tuesday, 18 March 2008 See my other reviews
Elizabeth C.
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Robyn K.
Posted Tuesday, 20 February 2007 See my other reviews
Charles T.
An interesting enough film, in the end it was too cute and the message got lost.
Posted Monday, 22 May 2006 See my other reviews
It's the strange side of weird, something to watch if you are hoping for something a little different.
Posted Tuesday, 31 May 2005 See my other reviews
Scott Garnett
Donnie Darko does it better.
Posted Wednesday, 25 May 2005 See my other reviews
Glenn Wilson
Posted Monday, 18 April 2005 See my other reviews