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Palo Alto (2013)

 -  Drama  -  9 May 2014 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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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 live 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. Written by Anonymous

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

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$750,100 (USA) (27 June 2014)
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In April's bedroom wall, there's a poster for the movie, The Virgin Suicides, directed by Gia Coppola's aunt, Sofia Coppola. See more »

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When Joy tells Teddy that Tanya's daughter liked his pictures, she asks him to see her in room 22. In the next scene the number on the door as Teddy enters is 25. See more »

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April: You want to cry and smile, but instead you just stare and you can't do anything.
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teenage immortality and the quest for sweetness
13 November 2014 | by (Palo Alto, CA, USA) – See all my reviews

My guess is that false sense of teenage immortality still feels real in your early 20's. This film puts it on display, and surrounds high school kids with enough weapons : knives, chainsaws, drugs that one feels the high school bubble of protection will pop.

Does it? Watch for yourself but I wouldn't make this a high priority watch. As an ever-aging being (I was probably born too old to even "enjoy" this film when I was in high school), it is less than ideal when all adults are morons or malicious. That only works in cartoons.

Watching the DVD bonus made me wonder if there was an interesting parallel between director Gia and male ingenue little Kilmer aligned with the Frano's soccer coach and his babysitter/striker. But I didn't wonder too much.

The film's cinematography shows Coppola DNA in action, and there's a slightly too pretty to be verite feeling at times that made the film even more watchable. Probably won't read Franco's book, but I do like that he felt Gia Coppola was the right one to direct this.

I give it a 6/10, beats the Kids from Fame (and Kids from Harmony Korine as well). I hope the quest for sweetness that I felt sneaking out of the movie wasn't meant to be ironic.


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