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Guy & Madeline On a Park Bench

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Damien Chazelle

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About the Movie

The acclaimed debut film from the director of LA LA LAND and WHIPLASH -- a full-fledged song-and-dance, tap-and-jazz musical, Damien Chazelle’s GUY AND MADELINE ON A PARK BENCH boldly recasts the 1940’s MGM musical tradition in a gritty, verite style, resulting in an exuberant celebration of romance and music. Guy and Madeline have been dating for three months, but the excitement of first love has faded. When another woman catches Guy’s eye, sparks fly—spelling the end of Guy and Madeline’s romance. But when things don’t work out quite as planned, Guy must decide whether to try to win Madeline back—even if it may be too late. Their story unfolds in a world of jazz and tap, featuring original music composed by Justin Hurwitz and recorded by the Bratislava Symphony Orchestra.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 21
  • Fresh: 19
  • Rotten: 2
  • Average Rating: 7.3/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Evokes a time when every love affair came with its own soundtrack, and every song seemed to be written only for us. – Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times, Nov 5, 2010

Fresh: [An] extraordinary black-and-white retro dream of a feature debut... – Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly, Nov 18, 2010

Fresh: A magical amalgam of Jean-Luc Godard, Miles Davis, Morris Engel and The Umbrellas of Cherbourg. – John Anderson, Variety, Nov 3, 2010

Fresh: This is a story of few words, a lot of great music and countless emotional shadings. – Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times, Dec 10, 2010

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A wonderful, magical, original film. A minimalistic musical that once you watch will make you get up and join the actors in song. I loved how the director used Boston in the telling of his story. Please, if you love musicals, if you love truly independent film, see this movie.

Well worth the time.

Don’t sit down to watch this with a bunch of “to-do-but-I-didn’t-do" lists clattering around in your head. Just take this short break and watch a unique film made by film lovers who certainly aren’t in in for the money. The most refreshing swerve from all the other movies I’ve seen lately.

Guy & Madeline On a Park Bench
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  • $9.99
  • Genre: Independent
  • Released: 2010

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