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The Tribes of Palos Verdes (2017)

R | | Drama | 1 December 2017 (USA)
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When the situation at her idyllic Palos Verdes home turns volatile, young Medina attempts to surf her way to happiness.

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Karen Croner (screenplay by), Joy Nicholson (based on the novel by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Maika Monroe ... Medina
Cody Fern ... Jim
Jennifer Garner ... Sandy
Justin Kirk ... Phil
Noah Silver ... Adrian
Alex Neustaedter ... Alex
Thomas Cocquerel ... Mildew
Milo Gibson ... Chad
Brice Fisher ... Danny
Joely Fisher ... Janet
Elisabeth Röhm ... Kristen (as Elisabeth Rohm)
Alicia Silverstone ... Ava
Stevie Lynn Jones ... Heather
Alex Knost Alex Knost ... Don Edder
Goran Visnjic ... Joe
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Storyline

When the Mason family moves to idyllic Palos Verdes, Calif., the father, Phil, loves it but the mother, Sandy, feels out of place among the fake tans and tennis skirts. Phil and Sandy's daughter, Medina, is a loner and outcast at school, while her charismatic brother, Jim, is effortlessly popular. When Medina and Jim take up surfing, they must prove their right to share the waves with the tough Bayboys gang that monopolizes their stretch of beach.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for drug use, language throughout and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Tribes of Palos Verdes See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$796, 3 December 2017

Gross USA:

$11,603

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,603
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Not a feel good movie but one worth watching.
23 December 2018 | by sumiallenSee all my reviews

I normally don't watch movies. Actually I rarely ever watch movies. But it was on cable and I didn't feel like being bothered with the other hyped up marketed acts last night so I sat through this. And the summary of the movie was not accurate. The ratings are a joke here. First, this is one of the better screenwriting. Two, Jennifer Garner CAN act. Three, direction was excellent. This isn't a feel good movie. This movie is true to life. If not Palos Verdes, then anywhere in Southern California. Life is not a feel good movie, and unfortunately it's really this ugly for anyone who is the unwilling trapped victim of a narcissist. In this case, it's the all too common children of divorce. The reason why I don't like the summary "coming of age" is because it really isn't. How do they come of age? These kids didn't get any sort of enlightenment or accomplishment. They're the protagonists that you will empathize with. IF this movie had a hero, it would be a true blue canine family member. But these kids were not so lucky. Many people can relate to this family regardless of who and what you are- and what your circumstances are. And it's actually a good idea to watch something like this to put it in perspective. I found the drama a little intense. I wish there was more better energy and sense of humor- but unfortunately, It's true to life.


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