A love story about two imperfect teenagers who find perfect love. The film follows the story of two teenagers from different worlds--Mark Deloach and Dori Lawrence--as their lives quickly spiral out of control. The rebelli... more »ous but privileged Mark delves into dangerous antics resulting in a nearly fatal drunk driving accident, and Dori Lawrence, a wild actress and singer slowly loses touch with reality as she suffers from schizophrenia. Forced to straighten out their lives, Mark is sent to join the Marines and Dori is admitted into a mental hospital. In the midst of life's chaos, Mark and Dori are drawn to each other, recognizing their mutual desperation for love and understanding. Despite pressure from both their friends and family to keep their distance, they maintain their bond. While they fail to fix what's broken in each of their lives, they find comfort in each other's faults and have faith that their unconditional love will eventually heal their deep seeded wounds.« less
Jerry S. from OCEANSIDE, CA Reviewed on 9/8/2014...
Great True Story
Mary Jane T. (MJ) from SPOTSYLVANIA, VA Reviewed on 8/1/2013...
My husband and I both enjoyed this movie. Not action packed but Stateside was very interesting.
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Unconventional love story
Charlene | Poland | 08/30/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
This movie is an underrated gem. If you're into unique and intriguing love stories, you'll certaintly love "Stateside". Both, Rachel Leigh Cook and Jonathan Tucker, who play the lead parts, are extremely talented, yet endearing young actors and this film just proves that. The story is highly engaging and thought-provoking. Definitely one of the best movies I've seen lately. A must-see one!"
Very under rated
Tina | Jacksonville NC | 01/03/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"First I want to say how I can see how people may not like this movie. But to an any kind of movie lover you will give it a chance and like it. I really enjoy it. I cannot wait for it to come on Showtime lately.
I want to say in regards to a review listed earlier about Sue being put in a mental institute for hating her Mom and writing smutty lettters. She was commited because she is a sex addict, watching the film during the therapy sessions you will hear Sue talk about how she wanted to do this guy and how she thought about him and so on.
I never got the impression Dory was in LA. I assumed and got from it that she was in the NYC area doing her work. I might be wrong on that by cannot say for sure.
I like the love story, it is diffrent and different is good nowadays. We need things changed up a bit. My hubby is a Marine so I might be bias here. But the thing I like about the Corps in it, is that it is not showing in depth of the Corps or over indulging it like other films do. My husband thinks it is a little quirky but he knows I like it.
Go to Showtime and catch it there right now. Either way I'm buying a copy here soon. I have a huge DVD collection and think it is worth the cost to have in anyone's collection. It is like a good old black and white love story for me to watch.
Did not care for her being Schitzo but what can you do?
Adrian Kiaser | Sydney, Australia | 06/28/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"For Film going pleasure STATESIDE is a poignant much underated labour of love. A low-budget, high-production story of comedy, drama, fun & adventure, love & loss between two characters from very different crossrooads whom make it through an interesting set of life circumstances that never quite seem outright predicatable as in other hollywood fodder. Military cruelty & Mental-haeth issues are a major recurring theme throughout between characters Mark(Jonathan Tucker) who lands in the Marine Corps & Dori(Rachael Leigh Cook) a former actress/band-singer with schizophrenia. The 2 leads are perfect casting and playout an unusual yet believable romantic relationship when apart or together after long periods of seperation. Production standards by First Look Pictures & Writer/Director/Producer: Reverage Anselmo is "Superb", excellently supported by noteworthy Cast: Agnes Bruckner, Carrie Fisher, Joe Mantegna, Ed Begley,Jnr & Val Kilmer. Watch out for a hystericaly funny uncredited guest-cameo by Penny Marshall as a loopy Hospital Nurse nearing films end,priceless! All in all a contemporary love-story to warm the heart and humor enough tom ake you laugh. NOTE: Addresses the serious issues of Mental-Illness better than GIRL INTERUPTED. Bonus: Movie Premiere Party *Main Cast Interviews *Behind the Scenes *Director Interviews *Boot camp *Previews *Commentary Thoroughly Reccommended to ALL! "
If you like Full Metal Jacket, you'll take your girl to see
Phillip Colyette | 12/01/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"In some respects,I prefer to see this than FMJ because there was more abuse to this recruit except for the blanket party in this movie. It's all about two screwed up people who is in love and they goes through all these changes that screw people up more. I just love all the Marine scenes."
A Diamond in the Rough!!!
Christopher G. Johnson | Hattiesburg MS | 03/11/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I loved this Movie ..I connected on some level to the Love of my life in my younger days and I could feel the wonderful vunerability of being in Love at such a irresponsible age ,when nothing was of consequence except your feelings for that person and her feelings for you ...nobody else mattered ...Life was so simple then ...no complications ...and then we Grow up(Mature) and we are told what we should look for in a Lifetime partner !!!..But these two Beautiful individuals in this movie make we believe that I was not wrong in how I felt twenty years ago ..and maybe there is still hope that I find my True love and feel the Passion all over again ... all the cast give superb performances...Enjoy .."