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First trailer and poster for Gia Coppola's Palo Alto with Emma Roberts

04.03.2014

Gia Coppola, the next generation in the Coppola family of filmmakers, is making her debut with PALO ALTO, a teenage drama based on the short story collection by James Franco, entitled "Palo Alto: Stories." The film stars Emma Roberts (American Horror Story: Coven), Val Kilmer, Nat Wolff, Christian Madsen, Chris Messina, Keegan Allen, and James Franco in what looks like an engaging look at contemporary teenagers living in Palo Alto, California. The trailer certainly has the dreamlike quality of sibling Sofia Coppola's work and looks to be a more graphic look at teenage life than a lot of the more whimsical tales about high school days.

Take a look:

Here's the synopsis:

Shy, sensitive April (Emma Roberts) is the class virgin -a popular soccer player and frequent babysitter for her single-dad coach, Mr. B. (James Franco). Teddy (Jack Kilmer) is an introspective artist whose best friend and sidekick Fred (Nat Wolff) is an unpredictable live wire with few filters or boundaries. While April negotiates a dangerous affair with Mr. B., and Teddy performs community service for a DUI - secretly carrying a torch for April, who may or may not share his affection - Fred seduces Emily (Zoe Levin), a promiscuous loner who seeks validation through sexual encounters. One high-school party bleeds into another as April and Teddy finally acknowledge their mutual affection, and Fred's escalating recklessness spirals into chaos.

The film has played at numerous festifals, including TIFF, Telluride, and Tribeca, gaining a lot of positive attention. Emma Roberts has received much of this acclaim for her performance and I'm glad to see her moving forward with roles like this. I thought Roberts was excellent in this past season of American Horror Story and would love to see her in more projects (okay, I may have a slight crush, too). Like Kate Mara, another American Horror Story alum, I think Roberts has the potential to move on to bigger and better work. Time will tell.

PALO ALTO opens in limited theaters on May 9, 2014.

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11:44PM on 04/03/2014
It looks Perks of Being a Wallflower - just a good deal less endearing.
It looks Perks of Being a Wallflower - just a good deal less endearing.
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6:27PM on 04/03/2014
Well this explains Franco's recent needs.
Well this explains Franco's recent needs.
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6:10PM on 04/03/2014

Dont get the fuss about Emma Roberts

I find her to be one of the worst actresses in Hollywood. Her performance is litterally just her reading lines. Not acting.
I find her to be one of the worst actresses in Hollywood. Her performance is litterally just her reading lines. Not acting.
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2:36PM on 04/03/2014
This isn't the first trailer for the film. There's another one that has been out for awhile now. I have at least watched it over a dozen times now, thanks in large part due to the song that plays in the trailer.

But the film looks like a great coming of age story with a good cast. Hopefully I'll get a chance to see Palo Alto around my area this year along with Dom Hemingway and Filth.
This isn't the first trailer for the film. There's another one that has been out for awhile now. I have at least watched it over a dozen times now, thanks in large part due to the song that plays in the trailer.

But the film looks like a great coming of age story with a good cast. Hopefully I'll get a chance to see Palo Alto around my area this year along with Dom Hemingway and Filth.
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2:11PM on 04/03/2014
Would have given this a chance just on the fact that Sofia is my favorite filmmaker. However, James Franco's awfulness will keep me away.
Would have given this a chance just on the fact that Sofia is my favorite filmmaker. However, James Franco's awfulness will keep me away.
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2:10PM on 04/03/2014

Is that all the Coppola family under Francis understands......

I have nothing in common with Sofie or Hia Coppola. It seems like all there movies are about being rich and misunderstood which I clearly don't understand much about. While Sofia's films look beautiful as well as Gia's also. While I respect them as filmmakers I just don't have any interest in the subject matter or substance.
I have nothing in common with Sofie or Hia Coppola. It seems like all there movies are about being rich and misunderstood which I clearly don't understand much about. While Sofia's films look beautiful as well as Gia's also. While I respect them as filmmakers I just don't have any interest in the subject matter or substance.
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1:53PM on 04/03/2014
I'm such a sucker for coming of age films.
I'm such a sucker for coming of age films.
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