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Palo Alto
- James Franco

Overview - Gia Coppola makes her feature directorial debut with this drama adapted from a series of short stories by James Franco, who stars as a soccer coach in the titular California town where bored teens begin to stir up trouble. April (Emma Roberts) is a virtuous soccer star whose impressive athleticism masks a deep-rooted timidity.  Read more...

 
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Overview

Gia Coppola makes her feature directorial debut with this drama adapted from a series of short stories by James Franco, who stars as a soccer coach in the titular California town where bored teens begin to stir up trouble. April (Emma Roberts) is a virtuous soccer star whose impressive athleticism masks a deep-rooted timidity. Admired from afar by sensitive artist Teddy (Jack Kilmer), April earns some extra cash babysitting for her single coach Mr. B. (Franco), whose affection for his star player leads the pair into a risky affair. Meanwhile, Teddy continues to perform community service as the result of a DUI he received while stirring up trouble with his unpredictable friend Fred (Nat Wolff), whose seduction of promiscuous outsider Emile (Zoe Levin) begins to turn volatile as April gradually starts to respond to the affections of her not-so-secret admirer. Val Kilmer, Claudia Levy, and Chris Messina co-star.

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    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 100
  • Color Format: (unknown/unconverted)
  • UPC: 625828634949
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: R (MPAA)
  • Release Date: September 2015

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Reviews:
"[An] impressive debut feature.... Astutely observed, full of fine performances..." - 05/08/2014 Wall Street Journal


3 stars out of 4 -- "Delicate business is being transacted in Gia Coppola's gravely lovely interpretation of a collection of deeply-felt short stories by James Franco." - 05/08/2014 Rolling Stone


"It’s a drifty, appealing story, set in the Northern California city that gives the movie its title, about that twilight period between childhood’s end and the start of young adulthood." - 05/09/2014 New York Times


3 stars out of 4 -- "PALO ALTO is a very strong first feature, prioritizing mood over message." - 04/09/2014 RogerEbert.com


4 stars out of 5 -- "PALO ALTO feels real, honest and moving. An impressive debut by an exciting new talent." - 09/26/2014 Empire


3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]his is a dreamy take on teen life, authentic in its everyday feel....With a distinct visual sensibility, Gia proves she’s one more Coppola to watch." - 10/17/2014 Total Film

 
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