Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench A Boston jazz musician improvises, dumping one woman and meeting another, in Damien Chazelle's extraordinary black-and-white retro dream of a feature debut, Guy and Madeline… Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench A Boston jazz musician improvises, dumping one woman and meeting another, in Damien Chazelle's extraordinary black-and-white retro dream of a feature debut, Guy and Madeline… 2010-11-05 Unrated PT82M Variance Films
Movie Review

Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench (2010)

MPAA Rating: Unrated
YOUNG LOVE Jason Palmer and Desiree Garcia perambulate in Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench
Image credit: W.A.W. Parker
YOUNG LOVE Jason Palmer and Desiree Garcia perambulate in Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench
EW's GRADE
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Details Release Date: Nov 05, 2010; Rated: Unrated; Length: 82 Minutes; Distributor: Variance Films

A Boston jazz musician improvises, dumping one woman and meeting another, in Damien Chazelle's extraordinary black-and-white retro dream of a feature debut, Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench. The director, now 25, dropped out of college and cast a real trumpeter (Jason Palmer) to make his gloriously personal project, which incorporates bits of 1960s French New Wave, shreds of John Cassavetes, and swatches of 1930s movie musicals to describe how love feels. A

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Originally posted Nov 17, 2010 Published in issue #1130 Nov 26, 2010 Order article reprints