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

Distributors: Tribeca Film

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Coppola doesn't let these kids off the hook for their stupid decisions, of which they make many, but she's not judging them for their folly, either. Unchecked privilege and clueless parents are trotted out as part of the problem, but Coppola seems more interested in exploring human frailty and vulnerability than she is in digging for a social statement. show more

  • 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

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