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The Park Bench (2015)





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The Park Bench mixes live action with vivid animation to create a whimsical tale of life, love - and literature. Emily, a librarian-to-be, is assigned to tutor Mateo, a rogue Latino undergrad, in American Lit. - but like any classic story, things grow complicated when they share more than a good book.

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Stella Maeve
as Maribel
Brian Mulligan
as Birdwatcher
John Prosky
as ProfessorMcIntyre
Beau Bonness
as Bennett Davis
Angel Ariel
as Brother
Jerry Franco
as Young Mateo
Carlene Moore
as Emily's Mother
Madison Browning
as Young Emily
Ella Raziel
as Younger Sister
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Critic Reviews for The Park Bench

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (3)

The Park Bench has some moments of genuine emotion, and the falling-in-love-over-literature idea is a solid one. But it never attempts to be more than a product of its genre, and in that way, The Park Bench is too limited for its own good.

January 9, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

A sweet tale with a smart storytelling device and charming performers, but not much more beyond the cute.

August 20, 2015 | Full Review…

Despite winning performances, something about this wispy two-hander just doesn't sit right.

August 20, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

LeSchander shows a lot of strength in her debut feature, but because of the unchanging setting, The Park Bench could have perhaps been better if it had been situated on a stage rather than onscreen.

May 2, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

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