The United States Of Leland is some what a hidden Gem in my opinion, it's an original film and well written to, in a time where we are swamped with sequels, remakes and adaptions of popular books.
We see Ryan talk about his crime, he has no answer, only how he felt, we see how the crime he has commited has affected everyone around him directly. This notion is quite haunting but the film carries a distinct lack of emotion. I did find it hard to sympathise or dislike charcaters, but this should really not deter from the overall film, as it does make you think.
There are good performances from Ryan Gosling, and Don Cheadle, while Kevin Spacey plays a solid supporting role as Leland's absent father. It was also nice to see Chris Klien in a slightly different role to the floppy haired, sensitive jock.
This film depsite it's context is very pleasent and deifnatly worth a watch, also a little beautiful on some level. Among other things is raises intresting questions and thoughts about our morales as people.