The Tribes of Palos Verdes

The Tribes of Palos Verdes

DVD - 2018
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When teenage Medina moves with her family to the picture-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 her parents' marriage disintegrates, her mother spirals into an emotional freefall, and her twin brother 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.
Publisher: Los Angeles, CA : Shout! Factory, [2018]
Edition: Widescreen.
Branch Call Number: DVD-AD DRAMA TRIB
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 104 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.


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Jun 01, 2019

Complicated, rousing, bitterly heartbreaking and oh so honest tale of a good family unraveling at the seams. When their father (Justin Kirk) announces he's fallen inlove with the pretty, young realtor who sold them their new Palos Verde home and he's leaving his wife (Jennnifer Garner) frat-ernal twins Medina and Jim are not entirely surprised. This isn't the first affair their father's had. In fact, it's the reason they've moved to the make-shift beauty of Palos Verde, to start again. But this time their dad really is leaving, leaving his teenage son and daughter to "be the adult" and manage their mother's depression, the pres-sures of high school drugs and popularity while paying the bills and getting A's so he run off to Paris with his realtor girlfriend (Alicia Silverstone.) Medina tries to take care of Jim, whose being held up as "the man of the house," by their parents. While Medina is also being pulled in two directions when her father's girlfriend's son shows up and a physical fight between son and father draws lines. Medina and Jim are each other's Tribe but if she doesn't get him away from the PV soon, she fears neither of them will survive the picturesque beauty and the "plastic people" living behind its gated walls.

Apr 27, 2018

A movie that tried to be ambitious but failed miserably. The mothers mental health issues were not fully developed. The son's drug issue was not fully developed. The main character was not fully developed. It felt like an incomplete movie.


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