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Plot: 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 ... Runtime: 100 mins Release Date: 11 Jun 2013
Palo alto is one in thousands movies talking about young people, but the first one that make you think for real. First movie that make you think why young people do stuffs, cuz they are bored, hiperactive or just lost? In other movies you have protagonist and antagonist and at the end someone win and live happy, but this movie is talking about how young people have only one problem, to realize who are they. Teddy, April, Emily and Fred are friends who struggle to realize who are they, they are drinking, doing drugs, fall in love... We all were one of them Teddy and Fred are best friend but <more>
they are totally different, Ted is quiet boy who falls in love with April but he is just to shy to tell her that and on the way to tell her that he's making some really bad moves like cause car crash and runaway, drinking a lot just don't thinking about effects also he's best friend is Fred who just can't stop acting crazy fighting, screwing around but through the movie we can see how insecure he is. April is always nice with Teddy and it looks like she want him too but her coach who is played buy James Franco is wooing on her and she's like all, she made one bad step and give him a chance but he coach is older and hurt her very soon, now she need to think about school, love life, and all the other stuffs. And at the end Emily young girl who want a boy to love her doesn't matter who and she is giving a chance to everyone and people start looking at her like she's sl** It's just so realistic, and for me best generation movie ever even better than dazed and confused. So will Teddy find the way to tell the true, will April find the way to finally do something, will Emily find real love, will Fred wake up? Enjoy
A brutal yet accurate portrayal of teenage life (by harryb123)
Gia Coppola's directoral debut, Palo Alto, stands alone as one of the most realistic and accurate portrayals of late teenage life. The girls, the stoners and the flawed nice guys along with the parties riddled with excessive drinking, drugs and sex are all representative of the high school and teenage life many live, which is the main reason why this film works so well. The friendships and romances manage to capture the viewers' attentions and create a rolling dialogue which, between April and Teddy, features an awkwardness that makes it enjoyable yet even more realistic with its <more>
sensitivity. Overall Palo Alto was immensely enjoyable and is worthy of the high rating. I doubt it is the last Gia Coppola and James Franco collaboration due to the film's intense and riveting nature.
Man this movie. I think it's the movie I watched more last year. I know it by heart.Nat's character is insanely well written and he's an exceptional new talent that interpreted it very well beginning to end. Everyone else was also very good, I didn't find any flows in any of the characters. The whole movie is smooth AF is you ask me. I loved many of the shots, very creative and different and the soundtrack is ace. Some of the lines are memorable. I like to remember them.It's a very interesting indie movie, I wish there were more around like this.Love for Palo Alto.
Honest and moving story on the painful teen years (by dick-sanders)
Gia Coppola's first film is a winner. I'll admit I made the mistake of reading a few reviews before heading to the theater, all rather shallow and seeming to miss what was important, but they influenced me to the point that I planned to switch films after an hour. But when that hour came, I couldn't leave. I was thoroughly engrossed and invested in the characters. I wanted to know how things worked out for them, and I wasn't disappointed.Several reviewers have said that it's a good first effort, but it meanders. That it doesn't have much substance. That it has no plot. <more>
All wrong, in my opinion. I haven't read James Franco's short stories, upon which this film is based, but I can say that Ms. Coppola has done an excellent job of writing a cohesive screenplay with a good story arc and enough plotting to clearly show that 3 of the main characters -- April, Teddy, and Emily -- learn something important enough from their experiences to change for the better by the end of the film. And the 4th, Fred, is heading for an epiphany, if he can survive long enough to have it. What many have missed is that Ms. Coppola has gotten to the truth here.Palo Alto accurately captures the teen angst, how hard it is to figure things out, how adults can disappoint/mislead/manipulate us, how we make bad choices, but always with the feeling that we're propelled to do exactly that thing at that moment. High school is not fun. It's something we endure. And it can be an achievement just to get out alive and be heading in a better direction.It's been ages since I was in high school, and even though this generation is very different than mine, human nature hasn't changed, and the problems haven't changed. I recognized every character, every situation, every bad choice, every consequence. I especially related to "not knowing what to say, so saying nothing." But most important, and I credit Ms. Coppola for this, I really cared about these characters. I even had empathy for one unlikeable character. That's good writing credit Franco and Coppola . And it's very good directing, considering the main characters played by Emma Roberts a standout , Jack Kilmer, Zoe Levin, and Nat Wolff don't have a lot of experience. I like to follow directors whose works say something meaningful about life and honestly earn our emotions. I'll be following Ms. Gia Coppola's work. This is a fine film.
A realistic, oddly beautiful film full of terrific acting and directing. (by CipollaM926)
I am now convinced that the Coppolas' talents are genetic. I have the most appreciation for films that find the odd beauty in sad and/or ordinary things, and like Sofia, Gia Coppola proves that she can do that super well. This movie is engaging the entire time thanks to how realistic it is, and the performances are great from everyone.I've always liked Emma Roberts but she definitely proves her own talent here, and everyone else - specifically Nat Wolff and Jack Kilmer - is solid as well. My favorite thing about this is probably its realism, which is so well executed. The kids are <more>
perfectly nuanced and their experiences and daily lives are so well realized, and that's where the direction comes into discussion. This seems super influenced by Harmony Korine's downbeat tone, specifically the film Kids, which he wrote. The structure is a lot like Kids and it works super well, and the style seems to be like Harmony Korine crossed with Sofia Coppola. Either way, the tone and feel of the movie is terrific and suits the material and performances perfectly.The characters are surprisingly well defined in their subtly, and combined with the acting, even the most despicable characters are given a range of sympathetic depth. The film is shot well and the music is good, but it feels like all of this falls under the direction. Gia Coppola is definitely one to watch out for, and it seems that she'll have a great career.9/10, terrific, two thumbs up, far above average, etc.
My All-Time Favorite High School Drama (by lexyblair)
Palo Alto is one of my all-time favorite movies. It touches my heart unlike most dramas, and is more realistic than any other high school movie. It touches on important subject, and brings to life an atmosphere of what real high school is. It is powerful, and incredibly emotional at times. It doesn't try to be something it's not, doesn't try to make high school look better than it is. It's the most honest movie I have truly ever watched, and I go back to it again and again. Gia Coppola did an excellent job telling the original story of what James Franco had written. I thought <more>
I would go ahead and list some criteria from least important, to most important: Filmography, and setting: The setting takes place exactly where the title says it does, Palo Alto, California. Most of the time the lighting in the film is somewhat dreary and gloomy. I would definitely categorize this as an "art film" because it's the actiong that brings this to life, the setting is merely a backdrop. Much of the filming has wide shots, and shots from down below, showing lots of shadows and emotion on the characters faces. Acting: I would give the acting an A, Emma Roberts being the one who did the best job portraying her character, although Jack Kilmer comes a close second. He really makes us believe he's s teenage guy in a small town, messing around to have some fun. Everybody in the film is extremely believable, they reminded me of people I know. Even myself-- I can relate to all of it. The small town boredom, and partying every weekend to try to bring some life back into our eyes. Theme: This is my most important criteria. We all know that the main plot of the story is what ties it all together. But with Palo Alto, the only major plot is teenagers dealing with everyday struggles, and how to maneuver around new relationships. Dealing with things like hook-ups, drinking, community service, friendship, and sports.It is so incredibly well done and believable. I have gone through high school myself, and first watched this back when I was actually in high school. It was a breath of fresh air from all of the other high school dramas portraying high school to be something it's not. I would highly recommend any high school-er watching this, or anyone really. We sympathize with the characters, and cry and laugh at the same time. It's a great film.On the other hand, I could see why people wouldn't like this movie. It doesn't sugar coat anything. It shows underage kids having sex, using vulgar language, and doing things such as drinking and smoking weed. It's not for everyone. I assume that older generations wouldn't approve... if only they knew that this is exactly what their kids are actually doing. It can be a hard movie to watch at times, one scene being especially fragile where a young girl is taken advantage of time and time again, and we can only watch as she makes one mistake after another. But that's truly what high school is about, learning and growing. Some of my favorite quotes from the movie: "You don't care about anything.""I wish I didn't care about anything.""there are girls looking for love, boys looking for trouble, and men looking for both.""I'm shivering because you're beautiful."
Don't come looking for plot - our teen years didn't have one either. Like Dazed and Confused before it, Palo Alto throws us into the joys, pains, and emotions of the life of American-suburban adolescence. Though unlike its defacto predecessor, Palo Alto takes a look at this world through a softer, more elegant, more personal lens. The film bounces us around from character to character, all high school students in the titled town. Reckless parties, desperate sexual encounters, jealousies, weed, breaking things, sexually aggressive teachers James Franco and, of course, homework. <more>
It's all part of the world of Palo Alto. There is no rhyme or reason. Or is there? James Franco whose book of short stories the film is based on plays Mr. B, the high school soccer coach, tells his favorite player April that everything has a reason. Maybe he's right. You be the judge. Director Gia Coppola, in her first feature-length effort, works wonders at keeping the characters and the world of Palo Alto authentic. "Glee" exists in a land far, far away from here. Instead, we get an unfiltered look at what it takes to navigate the turbulence of adolescence and find our path to adulthood. It's a painful but beautiful thing.
Makes high school life seem beautiful and ugly, all at the same time! (by Hellmant)
'PALO ALTO': Four Stars Out of Five Gia Coppola the granddaughter of Francis Ford Coppola and the niece of Sofia Coppola makes her writing and directorial debut following in multiple family's footsteps with this coming of age drama film; based on the short story collection, of the same name, by actor and filmmaker James Franco. Franco also costars in the movie with Emma Roberts, Jack Kilmer, Nat Wolff and Zoe Levin. Jack Kilmer is the son of Val Kilmer, who also has a cameo in the movie, and this is his acting debut. The movie tells the stories of multiple high school <more>
students; who all have troubles with sex, drugs or alcohol. It's based on Franco's life experiences, as well as the stories of other former students of Palo Alto Senior High School Franco was born and raised in Palo Alto . I found the movie to be interesting and quite memorable; it's a little too dark but still relatable.Roberts plays April; a high school virgin who is sexually propositioned by her soccer coach, Mr. B Franco , whom she also babysits for. April at first likes her coach's attention but she also has feelings for a guy from school, her own age, named Teddy Kilmer . Teddy has mutual feelings for April but doesn't know how to tell her so. He's constantly being influenced to do reckless things, by his mentally ill friend Fred Wolff . Fred takes advantage of another student, from their school, named Emily Levin . Emily is constantly offering guys sex as an attempt to win over their affection. The movie follows all four students as they deal with the dramas of Palo Alto High.All of the performances are good; Roberts and Jack Kilmer both make very sweet and likable young teens, Wolff makes a frighteningly crazy basket case and Franco is extremely sleazy and creepy in the film as well. Franco seems especially natural in the part after making news for allegedly propositioning a 17-year-old girl on Instagram; but many think that was just a publicity stunt for this movie. He is a very talented actor and filmmaker though; he's proved himself to be exceptional at acting, in all genres of film, and now to be an equally impressive writer and director with recent films like 'AS I LAY DYING' and 'CHILD OF GOD' . It's Coppola that really makes this movie work though; she makes high school life seem beautiful and ugly, all at the same time, and she's able to bring a lot of awkwardness and tension to Franco's insightful stories. It's an all around unique and memorable film.Watch our movie review show 'MOVIE TALK' at: http://youtu.be/ZEmam3XwQxw
The movie revolves around five characters who are part of the same school. The lead character Teddy Jack Kilmer is about a boy who is on a path of discovering himself and has a crush on April Emma Roberts , while April also having similar feelings toward Teddy but not having the courage to tell that to each other. Both having to go on a path of self-discovery and ultimately realising the love between them.Teddy going through a path of grievance mainly due to his one single mistake in not being able to read the situation, rising from a low in his life, during which he realises his true <more>
potential as an artist and coming forward with his love for April.April is about a teenage girl wanting to grow-up to be transformed into a woman but getting exploited during the process.The story of Emily Zoe Levin is of an average girl having problems expressing herself, who just wants to be known and loved among her peers. Out of frustration she gets into a self-destructive mode which results in her getting used by boys.Fred Nat Wolff a good friend of Teddy's, but having erratic and crazy behaviour. Always trying to disrupt the limits put in front of him, looks to be a mentally disturbed child having endured abuse from his father.Mr. B James Franco is about a teacher who exploits other girls, taking their advantage by favouring them and making them feel important besides other girls.James Franco, Emma Roberts and Nat Wolff perform brilliantly in the movie which is certainly expected from them. Jack Kilmer is also great for a newbie, certainly has talent but needs some polishing and maybe a big star in the future.Whereas directing is concerned, I think it was well done for a first film by Gia Coppola and I wish best of luck for her future endeavours.Overall it's a 8/10 from my side.