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THE TRIBES OF PALOS VERDES REVIEWED

“The Tribes of Palos Verdes” is such a navel gazing film. There’s a hint of promise in following the twins where Maika Monroe continues to steal the spotlight. Yet, the movie wants to keep playing as a film about divorce. Jennifer Garner confuses meandering with meaning, as she seems to bounce around Southern California trying to find an overall purpose. I’ve heard that the book is quite similar to this, but I never felt the urge to pick it up. Watching the film almost plays like the worst pitfalls of all adaptations. It never tries to improve upon the source material.

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Trailer

A/V STATS

  • 2.40:1 1080p transfer
  • DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track

RELEASE DATE: 4/10/18

  • 93%
    Video - 93%
  • 93%
    Audio - 93%
  • 89%
    Special Features - 89%
  • 88%
    Film Score - 88%
91%

The Plot Thus Far

When teenage Medina (Maika Monroe) 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 (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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