Palo Alto Synopsis
Disaffected teens come of age under reckless circumstances, experimenting with drugs and engaging in ill-advised sexual affairs.
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Movie Reviews

"Palo Alto"--Typically "Shallow Alto"?

By dianapaul
I really, really wanted to like this movie, filmed on the street where we lived for almost twenty years. I gave it every hall pass I could, especially since I think James Franco is a gifted actor,...

Palo Alto

By faithradiance

So far the worst movie I've seen in 2014

By robred587
The movie is inane and pointless. The story line (what story line???) is essentially non-existent. I should have walked out and I am annoyed with myself that I did not, so shame on me for sitting...

Palo Alto

By chattyck
I did not like the movie. I wish I walked out on this movie but wanted to see what happens to the horrible teacher. I wasted a good movie ticket I recd as a gift....

Hauntingly truthful

By avanotkin
This movie is so well executed and well done, that it's hard to ignore. Everything portrayed is done so realistically that it hits home and easily related to any viewer. It's about coming of age and...

I am in love

By alexandraaba11
Mr B M M M ... love this movie, amazing, must seeeeeeeeeee...

Story goes absolutely nowhere

By bba53

By ArtHouseGuy65
Brilliant!! If this film doesn't hit home with you about today's youth, I don't know what else it will take. Every parent should take something away from this....

YOUTH 10/10

By katelynstokes
Coming from a teens perspective this is real. This movie is beautiful. We can relate to this movie. Thank you James Franco. Maybe you think only stoner punks adore the **** out of you and your work...

Waste of time

By w45672003
A terrible film, with a horrible story line. Bored at 20 minutes into the film. I couldn't take more....

More Info

Rated R | For Drug and Alcohol Use, All Involving Teens, Pervasive Language and Strong Sexual Content
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Moody coming-of-age drama has sex, drinking, language.
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