Palo Alto Rated R

Palo Alto R PT98M


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 DevontA Hynes (Blood Orange).

Running Time
1 hr 38 min
Release Date
May 9, 2014

Movie Buzz

  • @emiIiac

    Day One//Favorite Movie: Palo Alto {#7daysofcinema} (Vine by @sigh1998)

  • @winonaflor

    RT @JamesFrancoTV: ❤️Teaching with MOM at Palo Alto High School❤️ Making a movie based on her book: #metamorphosis

  • @winonaflor

    RT @JamesFrancoTV: If you didn’t catch Yosemite in theatres, pre-order it now on @iTunesMovies! Had a great time filming in Palo Alto https…


    dylan dresses like he's from the movie Palo Alto, it's nice


    palo alto is such an intentional basic indie movie but i still loooveee that movie

  • @urduzjm

    that scene in palo alto when fred and teddy are getting weed from skull is my favorite part in the whole movie

  • @sarinaleave

    RT @stitesjximie: Palo Alto: I can relate to every single thing in this movie. The book is even better.