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Palo Alto (2013)

R | | Drama | 9 May 2014 (USA)
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The life and struggles of a group of adolescencents living in Palo Alto.

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Storyline

Shy, sensitive April is the class virgin, torn between an illicit flirtation with her soccer coach Mr. B and an unrequited crush on sweet stoner Teddy. Emily, meanwhile, offers sexual favors to every boy to cross her path - including both Teddy and his best friend Fred, a life wire without filters or boundaries. As one high school party bleeds into the next - and April and Teddy struggle to admit their mutual affection - Fred's escalating recklessness starts to spiral into chaos.

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Rated R for strong sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and pervasive language - all involving teens | See all certifications »

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9 May 2014 (USA)  »

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Пало-Альто  »

Box Office

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$63,461 (USA) (9 May 2014)

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$750,100 (USA) (27 June 2014)
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Trivia

Based on a book of short stories written by James Franco. See more »

Goofs

When April is babysitting Michael, he is playing Mortal Kombat. The buttons show on screen are the buttons on the Playstation controllers, while in the actual scene we see Michael and April playing with Xbox 360 controllers. The Xbox 360 is also the video game sitting besides the TV. See more »

Quotes

April: I wish I didn't care about anything. But I do care. I care about everything too much.
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Features The Hills (2006) See more »

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You're Not Good Enough
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Written by Devonté Hynes
Performed by Blood Orange
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Very shallow.
9 January 2015 | by (Latvia) – See all my reviews

Nothing original, a very dull movie about teenagers. Had next to no good moments, and really the characters are very unoriginal and not interesting. The movie very poorly shows backgrounds of the characters, even the main ones. Literally a movie without a plot, there is no goal of the movie, no action...

The only thing that was heavily accented in this movie, was that most men are jerks and douche bags, who just want to use women for sex and nothing else, women just need to wait for their white knight to rescue them from the countless jerks they have gone through and be with them. Feminists would love the essence of this movie, for sure.

Emma Roberts playing her usual role, nothing different from all the other movies she is in a leading role, but in this movie, it really felt like it doesn't revolve around here as much.


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