Palo Alto

Palo Alto

By Gia Coppola

  • Genre: Gia Coppola
  • Release Date: 2014-05-09
  • Advisory Rating: R
  • Runtime: 1h 39min
  • Director: Gia Coppola
  • Production Company: Rabbit Bandini Productions
  • iTunes Price: USD 9.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 4.99
From 576 Ratings


Shy, sensitive April (Emma Roberts) is the class virgin, torn between an illicit flirtation with her soccer coach Mr. B (James Franco) and an unrequited crush on sweet stoner Teddy (Jack Kilmer). Emily (Zoe Levin), meanwhile, offers sexual favors to every boy to cross her path — including both Teddy and his best friend Fred (Nat Wolff), a live wire without filters or boundaries. As one high school party bleeds into the next — and April and Teddy struggle to admit their mutual affection — Fred's escalating recklessness starts to spiral into chaos. An unflinching portrait of adolescent lust, boredom, and self-destruction, Palo Alto is a teen movie for the ages — an astonishing debut feature from writer-director Gia Coppola, based on the book “Palo Alto: Stories” by James Franco and featuring new music from Devonté Hynes (Blood Orange).




  • A movie that took my breath away

    By Mornyng
    One of the best movies I have seen in a very long time. I would watch it a million times and always find a new reason to fall in love with it.
  • Favorite.

    By Mahejfkvjhopkins
    Great Indie movie. Perfect for light analyzing and deep thinking, really, really great. Slow, but beautifully portrayed the teenagers and made you think so much it speeds up. Perfect movie.
  • Gia Coppolas first

    By yagulito
    This is Gia's Coppola's firs film it contain a great impressive cast which made the movie a bit beater basically the film was so so; beater luck mrs Coppola for the next film.
  • I saw the trailer

    By Janel can sing
    I thought this would be about The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants but only about Bridget.
  • Perfectly capturing a teenagers life

    By Lovezzzzx
    As someone who is only 18, still in High school & has read the book as well as seen the movie multiple times, this perfectly captures a teenagers life. The drugs, casual sex, and depression. If I had to choose a book to describe a being a teenager in this, this would definitely be it. The only thing the movie is missing that the book perfectly captures is the cruelty of high school and how hellish it actually is. As one high school parties bleeds into another everything becomes less important and it fades. You become numb and simple things will make you happy. I 100% recommend this movie as well as the book! In my opinion I think the book is better in some aspects but the movie is very close to the book. This truly shows a glimpse into the typical teenagers high school life
  • The only thing that will save this movie is your money here

    By ToeUpFmThFloUp
    Literally could not get passed the 40 minute mark. This wanted to be Juno, but failed on literally EVERY level. I even asked my two teen nieces if they could relate to the “reality” and “angst” that other critics (clearly who are neither teens nor females) mentioned in their reviews. My nieces said they have never laughed so hard at a movie because it was so stupid and unbelievable.
  • Unbelievably real

    It's just a true and modern story acted wonderfully about the spirit of teens
  • amazing

    By jeseright
    10/10 jack kilmer
  • awful

    By Deeregrl
    do not waste your time and watch this. it's the most boring movie I have ever watched. it has no climax and the problems aren't even solved. it's terrible and I just wasted an hour and 30 minutes of my life.
  • reality

    By Audrey Rudd
    Palo Alto is an extreme chronicle of adolescent experience: an extreme example of what goes on in our heads and how far these fantasies can take us - wether it be suicide, drinking, walking though life - silently walking, wondering if they’ll notice, screaming out, hoping they will. regardless if you’re young, or old, society can relate to this film that reminds us that we are all hoping someone will notice. - I don’t know if this will help - but Palo Alto reminded me that I wasn’t alone.