The United States of Leland
MPAA Rating: R
Length: 108 Minutes
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Plot Summary: Tells the story of a young man’s experience in a juvenile detention center that touches on the tumultuous changes that befall his family and the community in which he lives.
Director: Matthew Ryan Hoge
Writer: Matthew Ryan Hoge
Stars: Ryan Gosling, Don Cheadle, Kevin Spacey
This is an unusual movie yet very touching. I don’t think a lot of people even know about this movie but I think everyone should watch it. The story is centered on a boy like myself who is very withdrawn but unlike myself, killed a disabled kid (I have never killed anyone). The movie also shows you how each family is affected by this tragedy as well as a look into Leland’s state of mind as well as his motives for committing the crime.