“Palo Alto”: Gia Coppola’s haunting suburban dream – Salon.com

So Gia Coppola is the granddaughter of “Godfather” director Francis Ford Coppola, and the niece of “Lost in Translation” director Sofia Coppola. She’s 27 years old, and her first film as a writer and director is “Palo Alto,” based on a collection of stories by James Franco, who also acts in the movie and helped produce it. There’s a considerable amount of privilege and entitlement baked into her young career, and haters, so they say, are gonna hate. But if you can get past whatever attitude you may have about all that, here’s the news bulletin: “Palo Alto” is a delicate tapestry of suburban gothic, romance and realism, with a surprising sweetness at its core and a wonderful star performance from Emma Roberts.

via “Palo Alto”: Gia Coppola’s haunting suburban dream – Salon.com.