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Stories USA (2007)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 2008 (USA)
Ten individuals set out to find themselves in an alienating world, filled with heartbreak, deception and tragedy.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
The Kid (segment "Club Soda") (as Stephen R. McQueen)
Mike (segment "Club Soda")
Jack (segment "Club Soda")
Doc (segment "Club Soda")
Bunny (segment "Club Soda")
The Man (segment "Club Soda")
Neil (segment "Club Soda")
John Barillaro ...
The Repairman (segment "Club Soda")
Carla (segment "Club Soda") (as Marivel Razo Decker)
Chester (segment "Street of Pain") (as Ken Campbell)
Floyd (segment "Street of Pain")
Cheryl (segment "Street of Pain")
Mark (segment "Street of Pain")
Beau (segment "Street of Pain")
Emmy Laybourne ...
Merideth (segment "Street of Pain")


Ten individuals set out to find themselves in an alienating world, filled with heartbreak, deception and tragedy. With so much at stake, these strangers struggle to overcome their fates and find their place in a frequently harsh and unforgiving world. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout, some drug use, brief nudity and sexual content

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Release Date:

2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

American Breakdown  »

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Did You Know?


Third movie Scott Caan and Paul Walker have starred in together, first Varsity Blues (1999), second Into the Blue (2004). See more »

Crazy Credits

On the theatrical release poster, principal actors Steve Carell and Josh Hartnett both have their last names misspelled as "Carrell" and "Harnet" respectively. See more »


Edited from Club Soda (2006) See more »


There She Goes
Written by Matthew Turbak (as M. Turbak), N. Wachsman, P. Rinis, P. Gravdal
Performed by Radius
[Played during segment "Club Soda"]
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Thought provoking Art house pic, but....
25 February 2016 | by See all my reviews

I can't believe the shockingly low star rating this movie has received. An oddity, this is the most underrated one I've seen on the IMDb site. People have really misjudged this film. Yes, the film is very shoddily filmed, I won't disagree with that, but if you look into the heart and truth of the stories, the film is really thought provoking and has a cutting reality, especially as far as alienation is concerned. The film basically presents characters of hopelessness, despair, no more evident and affecting than in the last story, that really hits home with loneliness, about a lonely office clerk woman, who really got to me, and almost had me reaching for my Kleenex. She's reached that point of suicide, not the only used person, in her office, with the same agenda, in a story that's not only sad, but quite comically clever. The film's stories are told in very clever ways, like the first and second one, especially with Carrell. He and Paris are the standout performers in this show. I watched it for the late Paul Walker, and I have never seen an actor, more wasted in a movie, for what little time he had. What a downer? He should of never even bothered, as he was just there for his good looks. Character wise, he almost had nothing to work with. Josh Harnett's film, of endless dreary, and quiet bad monologue, I must say was quite mesmerizing. Noted, Stories U.S.A does have it's problems, low budget really showing, but if you look into the reality of the stories, there's some quite worthwhile and thought provoking stuff to pick up on. It's boring and paining end credit, run running at a near ten minutes, is almost as long as Star Wars, with really an hour, fifteen minute kill time pic. And I'll be honest, there's a lot other worse ways to kill time, than this, really worth the view, pic.

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