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Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench

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YOUNG LOVE Jason Palmer and Desiree Garcia perambulate in Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench
W.A.W. Parker

Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
82 minutes
Wide Release Date:
11/05/10
distributor:
Variance Films

We gave it an A

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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