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Gia Coppola United States, 2013

J. O.'s rating of the film Palo Alto

A beautifully shot and (mostly) well-performed adaptation of Franco's shorts that plays out more like an homage to Larry Clark, Harmony Korine, and Gus Van Sant. Though the airy, fragmented storytelling never quite gives up enough cause or effect to keep us interested in the cast of despicable or disenfranchised characters.