: : : The United States of Leland
===Story=== After stabbing an autistic boy, the sixteen year old troubled and pessimist Leland P. Fitzgerald (Ryan Gosling) is sent to a juvenile detention. His teacher and aspirant writer Pearl Madison (Don Cheadle) gets close and tries to understand him, first with intention of writing a book, and later becoming his friend. Leland slowly discloses his sad vision of world.


Don CheadlePearl Madison
Ryan GoslingLeland P. Fitzgerald
Chris KleinAllen Harris
Jena MaloneBecky Pollard
Lena OlinMarybeth Fitzgerald
Kevin SpaceyAlbert T. Fitzgerald
Michelle WilliamsJulie Pollard
Martin DonovanHarry Pollard
Ann MagnusonKaren Pollard
Kerry WashingtonAyesha
Sherilyn FennMrs. Calderon
Matt MalloyCharlie
Wesley JonathanBengel
Michael PeñaGuillermo
Michael WelchRyan Pollard
Clyde KusatsuJudge

  • Genre: Drama Movies
  • Director: Matthew Ryan Hoge
  • Producer: Paramount Classics
  • Length: 108 min
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaApr 2, 2004
    EuropeJul 1, 2005
    JapanAug 7, 2004
  • Ratings
    North AmericaR
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaSep 7, 2004
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7.5 / 10