The United States of Leland (2003)
- Time: 108 min
- Genre: Crime | Drama | Romance
- Director: Matthew Ryan Hoge
- Cast: Ryan Gosling, Don Cheadle, Kevin Spacey, Chris Klein, Jena Malone, Michelle Williams, Lena Olin
After stabbing an autistic boy, the sixteen year old troubled and pessimist Leland P. Fitzgerald is sent to a juvenile detention. His teacher and aspirant writer Pearl Madison gets close and tries to understand him, first with intention of writing a book, and later becoming his friend. Leland slowly discloses his sad vision of world.