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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 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. Reviewed by: Christopher Zinsli
    Though there's nothing especially terrible about Stateside, there's nothing terribly special about it either.
  3. 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.
  4. Reviewed by: Kevin Crust
    The film is plagued by Anselmo's inability to focus on the heart of his story.
  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
    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
    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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