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The Tribes of Palos Verdes (2017)

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When the situation at her idyllic Palos Verdes home turns volatile, young Medina attempts to surf her way to happiness.

Writers:

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

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:

As Tribos de Palos Verdes See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$796, 3 December 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$4,651, 14 December 2017
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Tye Sheridan was cast in the lead role but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts. See more »

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An intense family drama
25 July 2018 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film tells the story of a seemingly perfect family falling apart.

The portrayal of the family falling apart is very gripping and engaging. It feels very real as well. I find the film captivating. I feel very connected with the characters, and feel sorry for all their predicaments.


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