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

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

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

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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 »

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Edited from Life Makes Sense If You're Famous (2002) See more »

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Hocus Pocus Theme
Written by Paul Carafotes (as P. Carafotes)
Produced by Tedi Sarafian
Published by Koo Koo Charlie Publishing (ASCAP)
Performed by Josh Siegel with Emma Carafotes and Penelope Alexitch
Played during segment "Club Soda"
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Amateurish and awfully stupid film with a great cast
1 December 2012 | by See all my reviews

I'd like to warn everybody before watching this piece of crappy movie. As the others writing a review here, I saw this DVD due to the great cast. Josh Hartnett, James Gandolfini, Steve Carrell, Paul Walker, Lois Gossett Jr., Joe Mantegna and even the others like young Stephen R. McQueen are doing their acting OK, but everyone knows that even great actors struggle when they are getting a bad manuscript and bad instruction from a bad director.

They must all have been lured into this, and the result is not only wrong marketed on the DVD-cover as a Crash-like movie. The move is some kind of mush mash of old Ames and archive footage with quite different quality. It's also some stupid kind of fantasy involved here, in what really tries to be some kind of comedy. And this is one which isn't at all funny, not even unwillingly funny.

In addition to that this is really a gathering of short movies put together as one. Not without some talent hidden somewhere here, but as a movie this deserves no other character than a 1 out of 10 stars. Some of the footage is both badly lighted and with bad technical sharpness and quality. When the film also is full of foul language and lines containing incestuous suggestions, and lots of swearing.

The directors, there are two of them, is Erik MacArthur and David Brooks, and should find something else to do. Save yourself a shitty time, and avoid this movie. It's got nothing you need to see, except great actors embarrassing themselves in the hands of what they might have believed was professional directors.


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