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1 hr. 22 min.

Plot Summary
This musical romance centers on the breakup of a jazz trumpeter, Guy (Jason Palmer), and a graduate student, Madeline (Desiree Garcia), after Guy gets involved with another woman, Elena (Sandha Khin). It's the eternal story of love lost. In the aftermath, Guy continues to play gigs, though his relationship with Elena never sparks in the same way it did with Madeline. The directionless Madeline bops along and gets involved with another musician, eventually leaving Boston for New York.

Cast: Jason Palmer , Desiree Garcia , Sandha Khin , Frank Garvin , Alma Prelec , Andre Hayward ,

Director: Damien Chazelle

Genres: Musical, Drama, Romance

Distributor: Variance Films

Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench (2009)

Release Date: April 23rd, 2009|1 hr. 22 min.

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  • 91
    Ian Buckwalter NPR

    If John Cassavetes had directed a jazz musical by Jacques Demy, it might have looked something like this. show more

  • 88
    Stephen Cole The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

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

  • 75
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    Not only does the movie look like it's set somewhere, it feels, cinematically, to have arrived from someplace - early John Cassavetes, the French New Wave, Eastern Europe. show more

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