Critics Consensus

An inept drama that rings false.



Total Count: 46


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User Ratings: 1,909
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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 rebellious 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.

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Rachael Leigh Cook
as Dori Lawrence
Jonathan Tucker
as Mark Deloach
Agnes Bruckner
as Sue Dubois
Joe Mantegna
as Mr. Deloach
Carrie Fisher
as Mrs. Dubois
Diane Venora
as Mrs. Hengen
Ed Begley Jr.
as Father Concoff
Val Kilmer
as SDI Skeer
Zena Grey
as Gina Deloach
Michael Goduti
as Gregory Deloach
Daniel Franzese
as Danny Tripodi
Penny Marshall
as Lt. Chevetone
Robert Rogan
as Lunar Fringe Guitarist
Johnny Alonso
as Lunar Fringe Bass Player
Brian Veronica
as Joey Spadudu
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Critic Reviews for Stateside

All Critics (46) | Top Critics (21) | Fresh (11) | Rotten (35)

Audience Reviews for Stateside

  • Oct 20, 2009
    This movie blows!!!!!
    Brody M Super Reviewer
  • Apr 05, 2008
    Ok romance-drama about two crazy teens [one of them is literally crazy] who fall in love while one is in the Marine Corp. I must say that some of the dialogue between the two main characters was very weird but beautifully poetic in a way.Perhaps this film brought out the sappiness in me. Good performances by Jonathan Tucker, Rachel Leigh Cook [especially], Agnes Bruckner, Val Kilmer, Joe Mantegna, Ed Begley Jr., and Diane Venora. Overall it's somewhat entertaining and worth a watch despite it not being particularly good.
    Chosen 7 Super Reviewer
  • Jan 28, 2008
    Great movie! Top performance by Rachael Leigh Cook. Interesting story plot. Great music.
    Leo L Super Reviewer
  • Apr 17, 2007
    great movie, johnathan tucker is really good in this movie and very hot!!
    Kristina E Super Reviewer

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