I very much enjoyed "The Park Bench," although it felt a little stagey with its setting on a simple park bench. It would not surprise me if the script was written for the stage, because it did have that feel. That said, this is a fine romance that starts out with a tutor and a tutee. During the semester that they get to know each other, the tables are turned as to whom is the tutor and whom is tutee... very clever. Both leads are likeable to the point where I really cared what happened to them. And, unlike most romances, I really didn't know how this one was going to end -- there are many good reasons that it could have ended one way or another.
I enjoyed the little animations, I enjoyed the breaking up into chapters... there's not much that I didn't enjoy about "The Park Bench." It is a different film with an unusual rhythm for a modern movie. There are also moments of deep sadness, and more than one laugh-out-loud moment. And I really enjoy that these two young people could talk for more than an hour with minimal profanity -- what little profanity there was fit the script and characters perfectly. Excellent.
I recommend "The Park Bench." It is an intelligent romance that does a terrific job keeping the viewer pleasantly off-balance.