• Stateside (2004)

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Release Date: May 21st, 2004

DVD Release Date: October 12th, 2004

R|1 hr 37 min

Plot Summary
A young man and woman with different backgrounds find their lives crossing in this drama, which is loosely based on a true story. An aspiring performer, Dori (Rachael Leigh Cook) suffers from schizophrenia and is institutionalized. Circumstances result in her meeting Mark (Jonathan Tucker), a wealthy but troubled youth who must serve in the Marines after his role in a serious accident. Although Dori and Mark are separated, they remain committed to having a relationship.

Cast: Rachael Leigh Cook, Jonathan Tucker, Agnes Bruckner, Val Kilmer, Joe Mantegna, Carrie Fisher, Diane Venora, Ed Begley Jr.

Director: Reverge Anselmo

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Seven Hill Pictures, Cinerenta, Overseas Film Group, First Look Media

Ratings & Reviews

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  • The performances are strong, although undermined a little by Anselmo's peculiar style of dialogue, which sometimes sounds more like experimental poetry or song lyrics than like speech. show more

  • The finely observed moments in Stateside accumulate little emotional power. The promise of something startling and compelling goes unfulfilled, and the arc of the central love story isn't interesting enough to sustain the drama. show more

  • Anselmo, basing his script on a true story, juggles more plots than a full season of "The O.C.," setting his cast adrift in a sea of soap-opera bubbles. show more

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