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The Tribes of Palos Verdes (2017)



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When teenage Medina (Maika Monroe) moves with her family to the picture-postcard perfect paradise of Palos Verdes, California, they seem headed for a happy new chapter in their lives. But old troubles soon catch up to them, as Medina's parents' marriage disintegrates, her mother (Jennifer Garner) spirals into an emotional freefall, and her twin brother (Cody Fern) turns to drugs. Caught in the middle of it all, Medina must rely on her inner strength to become the stabilizing force in her family, while finding refuge in a new passion: surfing. Set amidst the sun-kissed beaches and crystal blue waters of the California coast, The Tribes of Palos Verdes is a stirring look at how life's greatest challenges forge who we become.

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All Critics (17) | Top Critics (7)

What's the point of white privilege if it doesn't protect you from disaster and despair?

December 15, 2017 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

The directors get some melancholic atmosphere out of their visuals but don't have the scene sense to build their actors' committed performances into compelling through-lines of seaside personality disintegration.

December 7, 2017 | Full Review…

It demonstrates a remarkable sense of atmosphere and place.

December 6, 2017 | Full Review…

This is pretty standard stuff, and it's not always rendered too convincingly.

December 1, 2017 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

The Malloys' filmmaking never rises to the level of the actors' nuanced performances. The actors are energized, but the camera enervates.

November 30, 2017 | Full Review…

Garner erupts and expectorates with winning zeal, swatting tennis balls at the mistress and lambasting the very idea of Palos Verdes beauty regimens.

November 28, 2017 | Full Review…

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