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Palo Alto (2007)

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Four college freshman who have returned home for Thanksgiving break find that the old adage about absence making the heart grow fonder rings true in director Brad Leong's nostalgic comedy drama. Back home for the first time since they set out for college, a small group of lifelong friends realize just how much their small hometown really means to them as they reminisce about the days gone by, and make a few more memories before heading back to school.
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Art House & International , Comedy , Drama
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Cast

Ben Savage
as Patrick
Eve Brent Ashe
as Susan Pierce
Ryan Hansen
as Anthony
Tom Arnold
as Morgan
Connor Ross
as Andrew
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There are parts of this movie that are not believable; which is hard for a film trying to have a meaning behind it. But for the most part, it wasn't half bad. The cast was pretty decent. Ben Savage was pretty good. Wasn't too sure about Aaron Ashmore's performance. This is the same for Ryan Hansen. Maybe it is because the two acted together throughout the movie. Tom Arnold was a bit strange too. I really enjoyed the scenes with Justin Mentell, Autumn Reeser and Johnny Lewis. They all had pretty good emotional parts and had good acting skills. The meaning behind the movie is that sometimes you just have to open up and enjoy everything in life. You cannot just play one part. Each character had a certain personality that they stuck with when they got into college. It wasn't until they came back to their small home town that they realized, there is more to life. Pretty decent movie.

Paul Celano
Paul Celano
½

Cast: Tom Arnold, Ben Savage, Aaron Ashmore, Eve Brent Ashe, Hailey Bright, Shoshana Bush, Christina DeRosa, Ryan Hansen, Robin Hines, Autumn Reeser, Justin Mentell, Johnny Lewis, Luka Apt, Elena Marinelli Director: Brad Leong Summary: A quartet of college freshmen comes home for the Thanksgiving holiday and finds their suburban hometown at once familiar yet drastically changed in this wistful indie tale set in Northern California. Student filmmakers Brad Leong, Tony Vallone and a crew of undergraduates shot the movie during their summer break. My Thoughts: "I was surprised at how much this film made me laugh. I was sure it was going to be close to an 'American Pie' film, but it wasn't. Which is a good thing. Each of them come home and all, in the end, learn something new about themselves that matures them in a way. I loved the parts with the Grandmother. She was funny and very wise. The stories, all different as they go their separate ways, all mesh very well together. The movie is fun and a great summer indie feel good kinda flick."

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It was a okay movie, but im sorry I don't like Cory Matthews having sex with anyone but Topanga Lawrence

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