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  • Summary: Based on a true story, Stateside follows the adventures of an outlaw rich kid who lands in the Marine Corps and, while on leave, falls in love with a crazy young actress/pop singer. This is a story of love that overcomes precarious trials and earns, for the spirit of youth, a heartfeltBased on a true story, Stateside follows the adventures of an outlaw rich kid who lands in the Marine Corps and, while on leave, falls in love with a crazy young actress/pop singer. This is a story of love that overcomes precarious trials and earns, for the spirit of youth, a heartfelt victory. (Samuel Goldwyn Films) Expand
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 19
  2. Negative: 8 out of 19
  1. So unexpected and unpredictable and so full of tiny grace notes that its ultimate collapse seems almost irrelevant.
  2. 50
    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.
  3. The film's biggest problem is its psychologically false ending. Having created a complex relationship, Anselmo seems to throw up his hands at the end and admit he doesn't have a clue about how to resolve it.
  4. Reviewed by: Angel Cohn
    40
    Freighted with far more serious issues than most movies of its kind but neglects or glosses over most of them.
  5. Ultimately, Stateside ends up a diluted, scattered drama--less than the sum of its parts, but with an impressive cameo list.
  6. Reviewed by: Robert Koehler
    30
    Partially biographical story of a rich kid's unplanned encounter with the Marines and his even more random romance with a schizophrenic movie starlet is contrived and emotionally incomplete, and strained further by self-consciously cockeyed dialogue.

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  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
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  1. LindaE.
    Dec 29, 2005
    10
    I loved this movie. I thought that Jonathan Tucker was fantastic as the young marine. Extremely real. I can't believe all the I loved this movie. I thought that Jonathan Tucker was fantastic as the young marine. Extremely real. I can't believe all the professional reviewers who disliked it. Expand

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