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Palo Alto

Palo Alto
  • 2013
  • US
  • 100 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Gia Coppola
  • Written by: Gia Coppola, James Franco
  • Cast: Emma Roberts, James Franco, Jack Kilmer

Non-creepy person James Franco stars in this filmic adaptation of his own short story, about April (Roberts), a sweet, sensitive virgin (as if there were any other kind) torn between her crush on stoner Teddy and her lust for her soccer coach (Franco).

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Kids in trouble are the theme of an impressive debut from a famed filmmaking family.

An alluring and dynamic cinematic approach to James Franco's short stories about the restless and troubled lives of privileged teenagers in the San Francisco Bay area. Franco himself stars as a sexy soccer coach who becomes involved with a female student (Emma Roberts). The newest member of the Coppola family to take up directing, Gia Coppola reveals a remarkable talent for evoking the desires and dangers of youth in this sharp-edged and visually captivating film.

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Palo Alto

18 Jun 20142 stars

Gia Coppola's James Franco adap offers simplistic take on teenage life, despite fine performances

This drifting tale of drifting middle class teens is the filmmaking debut of Gia Coppola, granddaughter of Francis. Adapted from a short story collection by James Franco – who makes an appearance as a sleazy girls’ football coach – it follows…

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