The Park Bench

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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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Critic Reviews for The Park Bench

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

    Aug 20, 2015 | Full Review…
  • Despite winning performances, something about this wispy two-hander just doesn't sit right.

    Aug 20, 2015 | Full Review…

    Scott Tobias

    Variety
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  • 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…
  • 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.

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

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