palo alto

palo alto

Palo Alto Movie Review

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Film critic Nick Duncalf reviews Gia Coppola's tale of California teens, Palo Alto, starring Emma Roberts. Four teenagers go to parties and explore drugs and their sexuality in suburban California. www.60secondreviews.com Download our iPhone or iPad app here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/60secondreviews-movies/id563501291?mt=8 Palo Alto Review Full Transcript: Palo Alto is directed by Gia Coppola - it's her first film - she's the granddaughter of Francis Ford Coppola, although this is more squarely in the territory of her Auntie Sofia, it's about disaffected teens in California. So it's about four teenagers who sort of drift in and out of each other's lives: April is very thoughtful and she's the class virgin, and she's sort of got a crush on Teddy, but Teddy doesn't quite realise it. He gets involved with Emily, but Emily's really in love with Teddy's pal Fred, but he's unhinged and a bit crazy and he's going to get everyone into trouble - oh, and also April has a crush on her soccer coach, her very handsome soccer coach, played by James Franco, who incidentally wrote the book on which Palo Alto is based. All four of these characters are really interesting. It's cool without being off-puttingly cool, it has a real handle on what it's like to be a teenager - caring about nothing half the time, caring much too much about other things the rest of the time. It has that woozy, listless feeling, but also that intensity of being young and sort of in love. It's simply, understatedly but quite stylishly directed by Gia Coppola, and Emma Roberts in particular, playing April, is just going to be a big star. Palo Alto trailer: http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/independent/paloalto/ Palo Alto Cast: Emma Roberts ... April Jack Kilmer ... Teddy Nat Wolff ... Fred Zoe Levin ... Emily Olivia Crocicchia ... Chrissy Claudia Levy ... Shauna James Franco ... Mr. B Val Kilmer ... Stewart Jacqui Getty ... Jane Andrew Lutheran ... Ivan Bo Mitchell ... Jack O Bailey Coppola ... Seth Source: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2479800/?ref_=nv_sr_1