Palo Alto Movie Poster
  • Released
  • May 9, 2014
  • R, 1 hr 37 min
  • Drama
  • 110 Fan Ratings

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Parents need to know that Palo Alto focuses on a group of disaffected high school students in a wealthy suburb who often engage in self-destructive behavior. There's near-constant swearing ("f--k," "s--t," and much more) and a lot of underage drug use (pot), smoking, and drinking (including drunk driving). Some of the kids also have casual sexual encounters. The adults in the film are seen mostly as poor examples for the kids, including a high school soccer coach who seems to prey on the girls on his team and a father who tries to come on to his son's best friend after plying him with marijuana. Though the film is about young people, the themes are quite adult, and it's too mature for younger viewers.

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  • VIOLENCE
  • SEX
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  • CONSUMERISM
  • DRINKING & DRUGS
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