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Palo Alto (2013)

R | | Drama | 9 May 2014 (USA)
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The life and struggles of a group of adolescents living in Palo Alto.

Director:

Gia Coppola

Writers:

Gia Coppola, James Franco (book)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Kilmer ... Teddy
Nat Wolff ... Fred
Emma Roberts ... April
Olivia Crocicchia ... Chrissy
Claudia Levy ... Shauna
James Franco ... Mr. B
Val Kilmer ... Stewart
Jacqui Getty Jacqui Getty ... Jane
Andrew Lutheran ... Ivan
Bo Mitchell ... Jack O
Bailey Coppola Bailey Coppola ... Seth
Zoe Levin ... Emily
Brennen Taylor ... Luke (as Brenden Taylor)
Atlanta Decadenet Atlanta Decadenet ... Girl at Party (as Atlanta Decadenet Taylor)
Colleen Camp ... Sally
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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 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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

In every city some seek love, some look for trouble, others look for both.

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:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 May 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Palo Alto See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$63,461, 11 May 2014

Gross USA:

$767,732

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$919,591
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Bo Mitchell, who plays Jacko and has a prominent role in the skateboarding scene, owns his own skateboard company and indoor skatepark in Aiken, SC. See more »

Goofs

When Joy tells Teddy that Tanya's daughter liked his pictures, she asks him to see her in room 22. In the next scene the number on the door as Teddy enters is 25. See more »

Quotes

April: You want to cry and smile, but instead you just stare and you can't do anything.
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Connections

Features The Hills (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Graveyard
(uncredited)
Written by Robert Schwartzman
Performed by Robert Schwartzman
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Very shallow.
9 January 2015 | by datorsiers2See all my reviews

Nothing original, a very dull movie about teenagers. Had next to no good moments, and really the characters are very unoriginal and not interesting. The movie very poorly shows backgrounds of the characters, even the main ones. Literally a movie without a plot, there is no goal of the movie, no action...

The only thing that was heavily accented in this movie, was that most men are jerks and douche bags, who just want to use women for sex and nothing else, women just need to wait for their white knight to rescue them from the countless jerks they have gone through and be with them. Feminists would love the essence of this movie, for sure.

Emma Roberts playing her usual role, nothing different from all the other movies she is in a leading role, but in this movie, it really felt like it doesn't revolve around here as much.


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