Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench
Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench (2010)

For his feature debut, writer-director Damien Chazelle has fashioned a contemporary musical, shot in 16 mm black-and-white on the streets of Boston and New York. During the film's opening credits, we learn that Guy (professional… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 3, 2011
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Critic Score: 90% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

Whenever "Guy and Madeline" becomes a musical, it soars.

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Stephen Cole
Globe and Mail

Guy and Madeline is a decidedly modern film, whose frightened, impulsive, charming characters could walk into our lives tomorrow.

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Amy Taubin
Film Comment Magazine

Chazelle is an exceptionally talented filmmaker. Let's hope the independent film world has enough life left in it to do him justice.

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

"Guy and Madeline'' is the work of an artist - Damien Chazelle - you want to know better. It's whimsical and winsome and a touch quaint.

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

[An] extraordinary black-and-white retro dream of a feature debut...

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Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis

A celebration of cinephilia and music and dance

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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times

This is a story of few words, a lot of great music and countless emotional shadings.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

Evokes a time when every love affair came with its own soundtrack, and every song seemed to be written only for us.

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Burl Burlingame
Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Chazelle is more interested in having fun with this witty melange than in hammering home a filmic style lesson. So enjoy.

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Flixster Audience Score: 60% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
Mixing two separate yet compatible elements, Guy and Madeline fuses the cinema verite style of a gritty black and white documentary and the brash tones and… More
Walter M.
Look, I have a soft spot in my heart for any movie made nowadays in black and white. And it helps that "Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench" has a… More