The United States of Leland

12/12/2005
  |  Buy to Own: 12/12/2005
  |  Watch Now: 09/03/2011
  |  108 min
Rated 15 by the BBFC

Synopsis

Kevin Spacey produced this psychological drama about a quiet, unassuming 15-year-old, Leland Fitzgerald (Ryan Gosling), who shocks his family and community by committing the brutal and seemingly senseless murder of the disabled younger brother of his junkie girlfriend, Becky (Jena Malone). After being arrested and sent to a juvenile detention centre, he comes into contact with prison writing teacher Pearl Madison (Don Cheadle), who becomes inspired to write about the events in Leland's life - especially when he discovers that Leland's father is the world-famous novelist Albert Fitzgerald (Spacey). The film premiered at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival.

Contains strong language and hard drug use
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