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10/20/2010 12:40 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

James Franco's 'Palo Alto' Reviewed

In the "bad" column are the first two stories, both of which end with hit-and-runs but no material impact. "Chinatown," a tale about an Asian girl who submits herself to repeated sexual violations, not only offends but also runs unforgivably long.

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