• The Tribes of Palos Verdes (2017)

The Tribes of Palos Verdes

Release Date: December 1st, 2017

DVD Release Date: April 10th, 2018

R |1 hr 45 min

Plot Summary

When the Mason family moves to idyllic Palos Verdes, Calif., the father, Phil, loves it but the mother, Sandy, feels out of place among the fake tans and tennis skirts. Phil and Sandy's daughter, Medina, is a loner and outcast at school, while her charismatic brother, Jim, is effortlessly popular. When Medina and Jim take up surfing, they must prove their right to share the waves with the tough Bayboys gang that monopolizes their stretch of beach.

Cast: Jennifer Garner, Maika Monroe, Cody Fern, Noah Silver, Justin Kirk, Alicia Silverstone, Goran Visnjic, Elisabeth Rohm

Director: Emmett Malloy , Brendan Malloy

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: The Firm

Keywords: Transformation, Spirited, Growing up, Father, Emotional, 2010s, Temptation, Touching, Moving, Mother, Brother, Los Angeles, Son

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    Roger MooreMovie Nation

    There’s a compactness to it all that I appreciate (“Big Little Lies” had more incidents, but like all limited-run cable series, the story drips out like molasses in winter). But the story and story arc here are truncated and can leave the viewer still-interested and somewhat dissatisfied when all is said and done. show more

  • 50
    Glenn KennyRogerEbert.com

    The acting is good all around but that, too, improves in the quieter moments. Monroe, best known for her work in “It Follows,” is tough and committed, and Jennifer Garner’s portrayal of a mad housewife sprinting to a meltdown is acute, even if its does require her to tamp down pretty much all of her engaging life-positive qualities. show more

  • 60
    Sheri LindenThe Hollywood Reporter

    The directors and screenwriter Karen Croner are attuned to the different ways that Phil and Sandy selfishly draw their kids deeper into the domestic mess. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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