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Palo Alto

Palo AltoPalo Alto is a poignant-but-meandering indie about two teens coming of age in suburbia. Adapted from a 2010 collection of James Franco...Palo AltoDramaPT98MRPalo Alto is a poignant-but-meandering indie about two teens coming of age in suburbia. Adapted from a 2010 collection of James Franco...2014-08-02
JAILBAIT At least this time it's for a movie, right Franco?

JAILBAIT At least this time it's for a movie, right Franco?

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Palo Alto

Genre: Drama; Starring: James Franco, Val Kilmer, Emma Roberts; Director: Gia Coppola; Release Date Limited: 05/09/2014; Runtime (in minutes): 98; MPAA Rating: R

Palo Alto is a poignant-but-meandering indie about two teens coming of age in suburbia. Adapted from a 2010 collection of James Franco stories, it was written and directed by Gia Coppola. Emma Roberts is a shy soccer player who can’t stand her binge-drinking popular-girl classmates and is seduced by her coach (Franco). Jack Kilmer (son of Val) is an aimless, weed-smoking screwup who senses that he needs to stop hanging out with his unhinged best friend (Nat Wolff). The film has a dreamy, lyrical quality that captures an age when everything feels like it has earth-shattering importance. But it never offers anything that a dozen other movies about kids growing up too fast haven’t before. B-