MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 672 this week

Park Benches (2009)
"Bancs publics (Versailles rive droite)" (original title)

 -  Comedy  -  8 July 2009 (France)
5.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.8/10 from 464 users  
Reviews: 3 user | 13 critic

With over 86 speaking parts, Bruno Podalydès has assembled an all-star, ensemble cast including Catherine Deneuve, Mathieu Amalric, and Chiara Mastroianni in this film about the everyday ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

(screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: August

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they recommend for August 2014.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 755 titles
created 23 Jun 2011
 
a list of 200 titles
created 18 Mar 2012
 
a list of 77 titles
created 28 Nov 2012
 
a list of 25 titles
created 04 Mar 2013
 
a list of 69 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Park Benches" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Park Benches (2009)

Park Benches (2009) on IMDb 5.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Park Benches.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Palais royal! (2005)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A comedy set in the world of European royalty.

Director: Valérie Lemercier
Stars: Valérie Lemercier, Lambert Wilson, Catherine Deneuve
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Director: Bruno Podalydès
Stars: Denis Podalydès, Sabine Azéma, Zabou Breitman
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The Vuillard family is no stranger to physical/mental illness, loss, and banishment. But when the matriarch becomes in need of a transplant, the whole family is forced to come together, emotional baggage and all, just in time for Christmas.

Director: Arnaud Desplechin
Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Jean-Paul Roussillon, Mathieu Amalric
Wild Grass (2009)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A wallet lost and found opens the door to romantic adventure for Georges and Marguerite. After examining the ID papers of its owner, it is not a simple matter for Georges to turn the red ... See full summary »

Director: Alain Resnais
Stars: André Dussollier, Sabine Azéma, Anne Consigny
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

People and life can be cruel, and in their face, Fannette is cool: toward an old acquaintance, to her daughter, to colleagues. Beneath the surface, she roils with passion for a lost love, ... See full summary »

Director: Tonie Marshall
Stars: Catherine Deneuve, William Hurt, Bernard Le Coq
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Traveling from France to Tangiers, a man looks to reunite with his former love, though their romance ended some 30 years earlier.

Director: André Téchiné
Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Gérard Depardieu, Gilbert Melki
My Stars (2008)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Director: Laetitia Colombani
Stars: Kad Merad, Catherine Deneuve, Emmanuelle Béart
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Armand Lebrecq once dreamed of becoming a magician but he has become a pharmacist. He still loves his wife, Hélène, but wouldn't mind leaving her to live with Alix, a strong-minded woman. ... See full summary »

Director: Bruno Podalydès
Stars: Denis Podalydès, Valérie Lemercier, Isabelle Candelier
Happy End (2009)
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Robinson, appropriately named as we will soon discover, is on vacation in Biarritz with his wife. What follows is the story behind the loss of his arm, a story that becomes increasingly ... See full summary »

Directors: Arnaud Larrieu, Jean-Marie Larrieu
Stars: Mathieu Amalric, Catherine Frot, Karin Viard
Banc public (2011)
Short | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

A couple, a beggar, one bench.

Director: Martin Thibaudeau
Stars: Patrice Camboni, Marie Facundo, Antoine Lelandais
Les gouffres (2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Director: Antoine Barraud
Stars: Nathalie Boutefeu, Mathieu Amalric, Mario Dragunsky
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Set in France during the struggle for Algerian independence, Messaoud's mother is terminally ill and his father, needing to work long hours in the factory, can't look after him, so decides ... See full summary »

Director: Thomas Gilou
Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Nathalie Baye, Mathieu Amalric
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Florence Muller ...
Lucie - la secrétaire
Ridan ...
Le chanteur du métro
Jérôme Paret ...
Un guitariste
Denis Podalydès ...
Aimé Mermot
...
Romain
Bruno Podalydès ...
Bretelle
Laure Calamy ...
Opportune
Estelle Chailloux ...
La fée du bricolage (vidéo)
...
Maurice Begeard
Robin Londinsky ...
Le présentateur vidéo
Patrick Ligardes ...
Paul - le vendeur
Pierre Guinot Déléry ...
Le client mitigeur
Chantal Lauby ...
Pascale
Emeline Bayart ...
Amandine
...
Le cadre #1
Edit

Storyline

With over 86 speaking parts, Bruno Podalydès has assembled an all-star, ensemble cast including Catherine Deneuve, Mathieu Amalric, and Chiara Mastroianni in this film about the everyday lives of Parisians living in the wealthy suburb of Versailles. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

8 July 2009 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Park Benches  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Don't be misled by the great cast
31 August 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

After having seen the cast and read a preview I was convinced it would be a good movie. Generally this is exactly the type of movie I like. A movie about the interactions of regular people in a neighbourhood. No special plot, just a poetic observation of life in a limited space.

Unfortunately the film was a total disappointment. It felt like a juxtaposition of stories which never allow the audience empathise with the characters.

The most engaging scene was the one in the park with an interesting alternation of the camera between different people. The viewer felt part of the scene as a common bystander sat on a bench, observing each different group, each different scene. The director should have developed this part as the film title lead to believe instead of letting the scene at the hardware store drag on.

In the end I wonder why so many great French actors agreed to collaborate on this film.


14 of 26 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
A clever mix...subtle humor, drama, and general wackiness Frotte_Ma_Beat
Funniest scenes oma8
Discuss Park Benches (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?