The United States of Leland
Release Date: April 2nd, 2004
R|1 hr. 48 min.
A withdrawn young man, Leland Fitzgerald (Ryan Gosling) is imprisoned for the murder of a mentally disabled boy, who also happened to be the brother of his girlfriend, Becky (Jena Malone). As the community struggles to deal with the killing, Pearl Madison (Don Cheadle), a teacher at the prison, decides to write about Leland's case. Meanwhile, others affected by the murder, including Becky and her sister, Julie (Michelle Williams), must contend with their own problems.
Director: Matthew Ryan Hoge
Distributor: Leland Productions Inc., Paramount Pictures, MDP Worldwide