The United States of Leland

2003 R 1h 48m DVD

The United States of Leland

2003 R 1h 48m DVD
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Teenager Leland Fitzgerald appears to have everything going for him, including a famous writer father. So, what drove him to kill? It's up to a teacher who works with inmates to unearth the anger and fear lurking beneath Leland's unruffled surface.
Don Cheadle, Ryan Gosling, Chris Klein, Jena Malone, Lena Olin, Kevin Spacey, Michelle Williams, Martin Donovan, Ann Magnuson, Kerry Washington, Sherilyn Fenn, Nick Kokich, Sheeri Rappaport
Matthew Ryan Hoge
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.
age 17+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 17+
age 17+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this movie has very mature themes. A teenager murders a developmentally disabled boy. Characters drink (reference to alcohol abuse), smoke, take drugs (a teenager is addicted to heroin), and use extremely strong language. There are sexual references and situations.

Sexual Content

Sexual references and situations.


A teenager murders a developmentally disabled boy. The movie's premise is very upsetting.


Very strong language.

Social Behavior


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Drug use, including heroin, drinking, smoking.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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