This...is NOT the "feel good" movie of the year.
In fact, based on her life of the last couple of years (very public separation and now impending divorce from Ben Affleck-pictured together above), I'm kind of surprised that Jennifer Garner did this movie at all. Here's the official synopsis and trailer for "The Tribes of Palos Verdes."
"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."