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.
When April is babysitting, she turns on a movie for the little boy, who says he likes the film. What they're supposed to be watching is Fast Times at Ridgemont High, but the song being played is not the Cars' version of Moving in Stereo, nor is the scene played from the actual film, but a Phoebe Cates look-alike in a red bikini baring her breasts. What's shown and heard is clearly not from the film, even the background is quite obviously different. See more »
You want to cry and smile, but instead you just stare and you can't do anything.
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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.
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