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Yosemite (2015)

R | | Drama | 1 January 2016 (USA)
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It's the fall of 1985. The intertwining tales of three 5th grade friends, Chris, Joe and Ted, unfold in the suburban paradise of Palo Alto, as the threat of a mountain lion looms over the community.


Gabrielle Demeestere, James Franco (based on: the short stories "Yosemite" and "Peter Parker" by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
James Franco ... Phil
Everett Meckler Everett Meckler ... Chris
Troy Tinnirello ... Alex
Carlisle Forrester ... Waitress
Alec Mansky ... Joe
George Maguire ... Store Owner - Ed
Jasmine Kuo Jasmine Kuo ... Girl in Store
Lindsay Chambers Lindsay Chambers ... Store Customer
Kate Bowner Kate Bowner ... Girl on Bike
Henry Hopper ... Henry
Elizabeth Wang Elizabeth Wang ... Mrs. Gong - 5th Grade Teacher (as Beth Wang)
Danika Biscevic Danika Biscevic ... 5th Grader
Elyse Bordenave Elyse Bordenave ... 5th Grader
Nathan Brown Nathan Brown ... 5th Grader
Josh Fellion Josh Fellion ... 5th Grader


It's the fall of 1985. The intertwining tales of three 5th grade friends, Chris, Joe and Ted, unfold in the suburban paradise of Palo Alto, as the threat of a mountain lion looms over the community.

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Growing up is an adventure



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexual material/nudity and language


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Release Date:

1 January 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lembranças de uma Infância See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,461, 3 January 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$12,153, 7 February 2016
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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Based on James Franco's book Palo Alto. See more »


References The Dark Crystal (1982) See more »

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Beautiful but does not speak to viewers
10 March 2016 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film tells the story of three children who goes to the same class in school in a suburban part of Palo Alto, where lions roam and threaten the safety of people.

"Yosemite" has good camera with, good lighting and good visual presentation of scenes. The technical aspects are great, but there's no content. All we see in the first segment is three people walking around in a beautiful national park. The second segment shows an unlikely friendship between a boy and an adult male, but that's pretty uneventful to the point of boredom. The third story is slightly more happening, but it is still rather dull and boring. Maybe the film is of personal significance to the director and producers, and this personal meaning doesn't translate across to the viewers.

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