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). As one high school party bleeds into the next, April and Teddy struggle to admit their mutual affection whilst Teddy’s best friend recklessly starts spiralling 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
Certificate: 15 Distributor: Metrodome
Dir. Gia Coppola, US, 2014, 100 mins
Cast: Emma Roberts, James Franco, Jack Kilmer