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: November 5, 2010
DVD Release Date: May 3, 2011
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

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

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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Kam Williams
Sly Fox

A tribute befitting Boston, readily comparable to Woody Allen's bittersweet homage to his own beloved Manhattan. Appreciate Damien Chazelle now and avoid the rush!

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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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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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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.

Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis

A celebration of cinephilia and music and dance

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Flixster Audience Score: 47% 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
Thomas Drufke
Damien Chazelle's first feature length film isn't an easy one to dissect. Filmed like an early John Cassavetes' movie and told with little to no… More