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The Tribes of Palos Verdes (2017)

R | | Drama | 1 December 2017 (USA)
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When the situation at her idyllic Palos Verdes home turns volatile, young Medina attempts to surf her way to happiness.

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Karen Croner (screenplay by), Joy Nicholson (based on the novel by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Maika Monroe ... Medina
Cody Fern ... Jim
Jennifer Garner ... Sandy
Justin Kirk ... Phil
Noah Silver ... Adrian
Alex Neustaedter ... Alex
Thomas Cocquerel ... Mildew
Milo Gibson ... Chad
Brice Fisher ... Danny
Joely Fisher ... Janet
Elisabeth Röhm ... Kristen (as Elisabeth Rohm)
Alicia Silverstone ... Ava
Stevie Lynn Jones ... Heather
Alex Knost Alex Knost ... Don Edder
Goran Visnjic ... Joe
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Storyline

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.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for drug use, language throughout and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$796, 3 December 2017

Gross USA:

$4,651
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Depressing Movie
17 March 2019 | by llhortonSee all my reviews

This movie is pretty depressing. I guess that means it's pretty realistic if played true to form. Functional family becomes dysfunctional family and breaks apart. Pretty ho-hum all around; however, Jennifer Garner is excellent as a bi-polar mom dealing with her crumbling life. The rest of the cast turn in decent performances but Garner shines and proves she's a really good actress.


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