Watch Trailer
Palo Alto (2013)
Palo Alto | 01:47
Watch Trailer
MOVIEmeter
Top 5000
Down 66 this week

Palo Alto (2013)

R  |   |  Drama  |  9 May 2014 (USA)
6.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.3/10 from 15,420 users   Metascore: 69/100
Reviews: 54 user | 115 critic | 34 from Metacritic.com

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 »

Director:

Writers:

, (book)
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

WATCH NOW

Family Entertainment Guide

Check out IMDb's comprehensive Family Entertainment Guide for recommendations for movies and TV series for every age and every viewing platform.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 46 titles
created 21 Jul 2014
 
a list of 25 titles
created 24 Jul 2014
 
a list of 38 titles
created 29 Aug 2014
 
a list of 37 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 21 titles
created 3 weeks ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Palo Alto" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Palo Alto (2013)

Palo Alto (2013) on IMDb 6.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Palo Alto.
4 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Adult World (2013)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Amy, a naive college graduate who believes she's destined to be a great poet, begrudgingly accepts a job at a sex shop while she pursues a mentorship with reclusive writer Rat Billings.

Director: Scott Coffey
Stars: Emma Roberts, Evan Peters, John Cusack
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

George, a lonely and fatalistic teen who has made it all the way to his senior year without ever having done a real day of work, is befriended by Sally, a popular but complicated girl who recognizes in him a kindred spirit.

Director: Gavin Wiesen
Stars: Freddie Highmore, Emma Roberts, Michael Angarano
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A clinically depressed teenager gets a new start after he checks himself into an adult psychiatric ward.

Directors: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck
Stars: Keir Gilchrist, Zach Galifianakis, Emma Roberts
Stuck in Love (2012)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

An acclaimed writer, his ex-wife, and their teenaged children come to terms with the complexities of love in all its forms over the course of one tumultuous year.

Director: Josh Boone
Stars: Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Connelly, Lily Collins
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A group of male friends become obsessed with five mysterious sisters who are sheltered by their strict, religious parents.

Director: Sofia Coppola
Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Josh Hartnett, James Woods
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Two New York City girls make a pact to lose their virginity during their first summer out of high school. When they both fall for the same street artist, the friends find their connection tested for the first time.

Director: Naomi Foner
Stars: Dakota Fanning, Elizabeth Olsen, Sterling Jones
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A hard-partying high school senior's philosophy on life changes when he meets the not-so-typical "nice girl."

Director: James Ponsoldt
Stars: Miles Teller, Shailene Woodley, Kyle Chandler
I Am Michael (2015)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A gay activist and magazine founder is 'saved' from his homosexuality after turning to God.

Director: Justin Kelly
Stars: Emma Roberts, James Franco, Zachary Quinto
Wild Child (2008)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A rebellious Malibu princess is shipped off to a strict English boarding school by her father.

Director: Nick Moore
Stars: Emma Roberts, Aidan Quinn, Natasha Richardson
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A divorcing couple tries to maintain their friendship while they both pursue other people.

Director: Lee Toland Krieger
Stars: Rashida Jones, Andy Samberg, Elijah Wood
Short | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Gia Coppola
Stars: Gia Coppola, Devonté Hynes
Strange Love I (2015)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Can two strangers really fall in love by asking each other 36 psychologist-approved questions and staring into each other's eyes for four minutes straight?

Directors: Tracy Antonopoulos, Gia Coppola, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Samantha Ressler, Keegan Allen, Isaac Soloway-Strozier
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Fred
...
...
Chrissy
...
Shauna
...
...
Stewart
Jacqui Getty ...
Jane
...
Ivan
...
Jack O
Bailey Coppola ...
Seth
...
...
Luke (as Brenden Taylor)
Atlanta Decadenet ...
Girl at Party (as Atlanta Decadenet Taylor)
...
Sally
Edit

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 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

9 May 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Пало-Альто  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$750,100 (USA) (27 June 2014)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Goofs

In the last party scene where Teddy lights April's cigarette he uses both hands in one shot, but when the angle changes only one hand is in frame holding the lighter. See more »

Quotes

April: I wish I didn't care about anything. But I do care. I care about everything too much.
See more »

Connections

References The Virgin Suicides (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Fútbol Americano
Written by Robert Schwartzman
Performed by Robert Schwartzman
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A film without a plot
4 September 2014 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

This film is about several suburban teenagers who live hedonistic lifestyles, and slowly their lives spirals out of control.

"Palo Alto" shows the teenagers getting up to all kinds of trouble, but there is not really a focused plot. We get shown various events that happen to various individuals, but it is all superficial and we don't get to see any real meanings behind their actions. The plot meanders but never seems to get anywhere, with no central message to get across. I thought it was as if I watched a bunch of events happening, and that was it. It did not leave me feeling satisfied, touched or entertained. In fact, I felt a little bored by it.


22 of 32 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Obvious, but some of you missed it: Fred is a sex victim of his father. mendith
ending... Steviej315
I want my 1h40 m back indomie-3
Watch Gummo, Springbreakers, and Palo Alto all in that order dankdiesel
Anyone else find Fred super obnoxious? DrFilmCritic
A 'Coppola' making a film with a 'Roberts' PPerugini
Discuss Palo Alto (2013) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?