6.2/10
359
9 user 31 critic

Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench (2009)

Trailer
1:16 | Trailer
After connecting with the shy Madeline, a jazz trumpeter embarks on a quest for a more gregarious paramour, but through a series of twists and turns punctuated by an original score, the two lovers seem destined to be together.

Director:

Writer:

2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Whiplash (2013)
Short | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A ferocious, bullying music teacher teaches a dedicated student.

Director: Damien Chazelle
Stars: Johnny Simmons, Nate Lang, J.K. Simmons
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Anna, a detached and diffident director, arrives in Germany to show her latest film; she checks into a hotel, invites a stranger to her bed, and abruptly tells him to leave. He asks her to ... See full summary »

Director: Chantal Akerman
Stars: Aurore Clément, Helmut Griem, Magali Noël
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Chantal Akerman, the Belgian filmmaker, lives in New York. Filmed images of the City are accompanied by the texts of Chantal Akerman's loving but manipulative mother back home in Brussels. ... See full summary »

Director: Chantal Akerman
Stars: Chantal Akerman
Grand Piano (2013)
Music | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A pianist with stage fright endures a performance under enemy eyes, who will shoot if a wrong note is played.

Director: Eugenio Mira
Stars: Elijah Wood, John Cusack, Kerry Bishé
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

As Nell Sweetzer tries to build a new life after the events of the first movie, the evil force that once possessed her returns with an even more horrific plan.

Director: Ed Gass-Donnelly
Stars: Ashley Bell, Julia Garner, Spencer Treat Clark
Slacker (1991)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A day in the life of Austin, Texas as the camera roams from place to place and provides a brief look at the overeducated, the social misfits, the outcasts and the oddballs.

Director: Richard Linklater
Stars: Richard Linklater, Rudy Basquez, Jean Caffeine
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Following graduation, a handful of college students do nothing and talk about it wittily.

Director: Noah Baumbach
Stars: Josh Hamilton, Eric Stoltz, Samuel Gould
Maelstrom (2000)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

After plunging her car into a river, a woman encounters a man who helps her come to terms with her life.

Director: Denis Villeneuve
Stars: Marie-Josée Croze, Jean-Nicolas Verreault, Stephanie Morgenstern
Junun (2015)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Musician Jonny Greenwood travels to Rajasthan, where he performs with a multitude of Indian musicians.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Stars: Ehtisham Khan Ajmeri, Gufran Ali, Shazib Ali
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

The idea is simple: A married woman and a single man meet. They love, they argue, fists fly. A dog strays between town and country. The seasons pass. The man and woman meet again. The dog ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Stars: Héloïse Godet, Kamel Abdeli, Richard Chevallier
Drama

A look at the life of astronaut, Neil A. Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the moon. Based on the book, "First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong"

Director: Damien Chazelle
Thriller

The logline is being kept under wraps.

Director: Damien Chazelle
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Jason Palmer ...
Guy
Desiree Garcia ...
Madeline
...
Elena
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Karen Adelman ...
Karen
Suzanne Bouffard ...
Dancer at Summer Shack
Kelly Burk ...
Dancer at Summer Shack
...
Laura
Bernard Chazelle ...
Paul
Gonzalo Digenio ...
John
Frank Garvin ...
Frank
Eli Gerstenlauer ...
Eli
Carolyn Glicklich ...
Dancer at Summer Shack
Greg ...
Greg Duncan
Keith Gross-Hill ...
Keith
Kevin Harris ...
Kevin
Edit

Storyline

After connecting with the shy Madeline, a jazz trumpeter embarks on a quest for a more gregarious paramour, but through a series of twists and turns punctuated by an original score, the two lovers seem destined to be together.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Musical

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

July 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Guy y Madeline en un banco del parque  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$3,233 (USA) (5 November 2010)

Gross:

$33,793 (USA) (27 May 2011)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Featured in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.16 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Cincinnati
Music by Justin Hurwitz
Lyrics by Damien Chazelle
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Solid debut
8 January 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I definitely sought this out because of a particular reason- Damian Chazelle and Whiplash. Whiplash is an amazing film, intense, full of passion, and so I wanted to see his debut. It's a solid debut, if unremarkable and sort of dull at times. It's very natural and there's really nothing that would indicate the strong intensity in Whiplash. The only similarities are really that instruments and music are at the core (just like, also, the film he co-wrote grand Piano). Yeah, I could see many not liking this at all or liking Whiplash, or even, liking this or not Whiplash because both are so different in style so there's no telling which way the passion will go. I recommend it slightly, but it's not totally recommended and not a home run by any means


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Do NOT even waste your money!!! tudazwoman-3
Looks amazing... Melvin_Butler
Best part about this movie ghtx
Very Cool princethomas
Discuss Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?