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A love story about two imperfect teenagers who find perfect love. The film follows the story of two teenagers from different worlds--Mark Deloach and Dori Lawrence--as their lives quickly spiral out of control. The rebellious but privileged Mark delves into dangerous antics resulting in a nearly fatal drunk driving accident, and Dori Lawrence, a wild actress and singer slowly loses touch with reality as she suffers from schizophrenia. Forced to straighten out their lives, Mark is sent to join the Marines and Dori is admitted into a mental hospital. In the midst of life's chaos, Mark and… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 24%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The lovers' nonexistent chemistry doesn't generate enough heat to light a match."
‑ Eleanor Ringel Gillespie, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"It's so unexpected and unpredictable and so full of tiny grace notes that its ultimate collapse seems almost irrelevant."
‑ Stephen Hunter, Washington Post
"Well-acted but ultimately bland..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"With a better cast than it deserves and a script from which it deserved better, the film is pleasant where it should be rowdy, quaint where it should be refreshing, and altogether far less daring than it thinks it is."
‑ Christopher Zinsli, Film Threat
"Everything an independent film should be: daring, experimental, character-driven and thoroughly entertaining."
‑ Larry Carroll,
"It felt authentic ..."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"A genuinely affecting love story told without a trace of affect."
‑ Jan Stuart, Newsday
"Stateside has some lopsided storytelling techniques, but emotionally it will get you home."
‑ Harry Haun, Film Journal International
"It's as though the actors showed up on the set, picked their lines out of a hat, than spoke them in no particluar order."
‑ Collin Souter,
"Suffers from a lack of narrative cohesion."
‑ Tim Cogshell, Boxoffice Magazine
"Turns out to be not so much a movie about a Kwazy Person as it is about a Stoopid Person."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"A ludicrous indie romance."
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"Simples e sensível, o filme traz uma atuação estupenda de Rachael Leigh Cook."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"[L]ike scenes cut from another, far better film..."
‑ MaryAnn Johanson, Flick Filosopher
"The film is a head-on collision of spare parts from different genres, none of which work separately or as a collective whole."
‑ Dustin Putman,
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