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Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench (2009)

Not Rated | | Drama, Musical | July 2010 (USA)
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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.

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Damien Chazelle

Writer:

Damien Chazelle

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Cast

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

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Genres:

Drama | Musical

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

July 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Guy y Madeline en un banco del parque See more »

Filming Locations:

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,233, 7 November 2010

Gross USA:

$35,556

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$35,556
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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The concept was later re-used for Damien Chazelle's 2016 film, "La La Land". See more »

Goofs

When Guy is crossing a bridge toward the end, traffic on the highway below seems to be driving on the left, as if the film were a mirror image. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Sean Bradley Reviews: La La Land (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Je Savais Pas
Music by Justin Hurwitz
Lyrics by Damien Chazelle
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Solid debut
8 January 2015 | by Red_IdentitySee 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


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