Stateside

"You just like my girl parts," says Rachael Leigh Cook as Dori, a pop singer whose true love for a rich-kid Marine (a very fine Jonathan Tucker) is impeded by her schizophrenia and his fire-breathing drill instructor (Val Kilmer). Writer-director Reverge Anselmo — how's that for a name? — works well with actors, including Agnes Bruckner as Sue, a young snob who takes a special pride in the quality of her blow jobs. But Anselmo, basing his script on a true story, juggles more plots than a full season of The O.C., setting his cast adrift in a sea of soap-opera bubbles.

From The Archives Issue 155: February 28, 1974