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Palo Alto (2013)

R | | 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 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  »

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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

Teddy's room in the movie is Jack's room in real life. See more »

Goofs

When April plays Mortal Kombat with Michael, you can see that Michael is using an original Xbox controller, despite the fact that April is using an Xbox 360 controller and that an Xbox 360 is next to the TV. The two systems' controllers are not compatible with each other. See more »

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Mr. B: I'm older and I know that there aren't a lot of good things around, and I know that you are really good.
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Features Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) See more »

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Senza Mamma
Music & Lyrics by Francesco Pennino
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A movie about life, choices, coming of age and growing up while being connected and intersecting with people.
28 September 2014 | by (Petersburg, Virginia) – See all my reviews

This independent work from Gia Coppola "Palo Alto" is one interesting film of life, character study and decisions. It's one that after watching you as the viewer kind of wonder and think where did the characters go with their lives and which new world exist with each. Set in Palo Alto, California the story centers around April(the cute Emma Roberts)and she's a quite shy girl who's coming of age with peer pressure it's all about choices and being liked. April likes a boy named Teddy a classmate who's on the wrong side of the track he's got a criminal problem. And to complicate matters April's soccer coach(played by James Franco)is a pervert type who seduces her making this trio a complicated love triangle causing the lives of all to swirl and spiral out of control. Overall good film that has you the viewer wondering about how the lives of each character will turn out.


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