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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
Thoroughly Reccommended to ALL!
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?
"Stateside" is set in the early 80s, although there are points where it looks like the 50s. It is about a teenager named Mark, a member of a very rich family, who attends a Catholic school and seems to be something of a slacker. To me, the early part of this movie wasn't very well delineated - I didn't get a good feel for Mark's character at the beginning of the movie. He and his friend find out one of their friends/one of the guys' brothers (I think) has sex nightly with somebody in the class, a girl named Sue. Sue is bright and fiery and makes fun of Mark in class. So of course what is the logical course of action? Why of course Mark and his friend drive out to where Sue and other other guy make out every night. They knock the guy down, kidnap Sue, and drive away in their car very fast. If this doesn't make sense to you, don't worry, it doesn't make sense to me either. They get in a car wreck that paralyzes the head priest of Mark's Catholic school. In lieu of jail time, Mark has to join the Marines. Sue's mother (played hilariously by Carrie Fisher) finds smutty notes Sue has written to her boyfriend and reads them to Sue while she is in the hospital. Sue doesn't like her mother's scorn, so she runs out the door screaming. I can't say I blame her.
However, then we see Sue has been dumped in a mental institution. Apparently having sex with a boy and then not liking your mother sneering as she reads your private note to him is grounds for being committed. So be it. That strikes me as something more likely to happen in the 1930s, not the 1980s, but okay.Read more ›
all the cast give superb performances...Enjoy ..
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first lets talk about the cast. Rachel Leigh Cook, never a fan of hers BUT she plays a schizophrenic in this and does it pretty well. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Russell S
A story is of a schizophrenic girl catching a prince-American-way.
As cars and NYC looked like, it happens somewhere in the seventies last century, and a military... Read more
its a really good movie i recommend it to anyone that like romantic comedies that involve the military. i love itPublished on March 3, 2013 by Amanda
Despite being advertised as "Closed Captioned"...There is NO captioning on this disc, other than Spanish "sub-titles". Read morePublished on January 11, 2013 by Patty
This movie has some strange twists to it. I think the story could have been a little better with some rewrites. Rachel is HOT!!!!Published on January 30, 2009 by Curtis R. Gasser Jr.
Very few can know the lifestyle options available to Reverge Anselmo. ONLY he can capture it cinematically to let us in on it. Read morePublished on January 10, 2009 by Lyle Webster
I'd never heard of this when I got it out of the library. Very surprisingly well done love story about a mentally ill teen actress and her juvenile delinquent/soldier boyfriend... Read morePublished on May 18, 2008 by Bradley F. Smith
This film is based on a true story (of the writer/director's own life as a teen) and it revolves around the unlikely romance between a schizophrenic starlet & a young, silver spoon... Read morePublished on March 1, 2008 by ManningGal