Palo Alto Poster

Release Date: May 9th, 2014

DVD Release Date: September 9th, 2014

R|1 hr 37 min

Plot Summary
A lack of parental guidance encourages teens in an affluent California town to rebel with substance abuse and casual sex.

Cast: James Franco, Emma Roberts, Nat Wolff, Zoe Levin, Claudia Levy, Olivia Crocicchia, Jack Kilmer, Chris Messina

Director: Gia Coppola

Genres: Drama

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Ms. Coppola, who is Francis Coppola's granddaughter, has made a coming-of-age film about a culture in which few people — adults included — ever grow up. It's essentially plotless and slowly paced, much like the recent work of her aunt, Sofia Coppola, but astutely observed, full of fine performances and ever so guardedly hopeful about April and the boy who adores her. show more

  • The best feature film directed by someone named Coppola in a number of years. show more

  • A hypnotic movie of harsh truth and healing compassion. It sticks with you. show more

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