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The Merry Gentleman

MPA Rating: R-Rating (MPA) for language and some violence.
Moral Rating: not reviewed
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Primary Audience: Adults
Genre: Christmas Drama
Length: 1 hr. 39 min.
Year of Release: 2009
USA Release: May 1, 2009 (limited)
DVD: November 10, 2009
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Featuring Michael Keaton, Kelly Macdonald, Tom Bastounes, Mike Bradecich, Debbi Burns, Maritza Cabrera, Bobby Cannavale, Esther Claire, William Dick, Jay Disney, Mike Falevits, Sean Fortunato, Shaun Gayle, Lori Ann Gerdisch, Steven H. Hansen, Gerald O. Heller, Darlene Hunt, Randall Jones, Bob Kolbey, Joseph Mazurk, Doug McDade, Greg Mills, Aleh Neliubin, Larry Neumann Jr., Henry Sandifer, Toni-Marie Spera, John Thurner, Guy Van Swearingen, David Dino Wells Jr., Lisa Wolf
Director Michael Keaton
Producer Jackson Income Fund, Merry Gentleman, South Water Pictures, Tom Bastounes, Paul J. Duggan, Steven A. Jones, Christina Varotsis
Distributor The Samuel Goldwyn Company

“A man with a secret. A woman with a past.”

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Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “Running away from a troubled marriage, Kate Frazier hopes to find anonymity with a new home and a new job in Chicago. Despite friendly flirtation from co-workers and others, the shy and reserved Kate keeps her distance, avoiding questions about her sudden arrival and her recent past.

When Kate meets Frank Logan, the two discover unexpected satisfaction in their mutual, shared silence. Haunted by the troubling choices he has made, Frank finds a kindred spirit in the younger Kate, and for a moment the two seem destined to redeem and remake each other.

As the holidays and New Year pass against an urban landscape that seems both breathtakingly beautiful and starkly quiet, Kate and Frank’s friendship becomes one of necessity and survival for these two lost spirits. But neither lonely soul can escape the lives they have left behind. As events unfold and the painful truth slowly emerges, Frank is forced to face the man he really is, while Kate struggles to be the stronger woman she needs to be.

A truly original Christmas story, ‘The Merry Gentleman’ is a heady mix of suspense, gentle romance and quiet humor—a riveting, uniquely entertaining tale of forgiveness and redemption that blends a hopeful spirit with a surprisingly dark heart.”

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Movie Critics
Despite its shortcomings as a plausible, compelling story… superb widescreen visuals, other production values are strong.
Todd McCarthy, Variety
…original, absorbing and curiously moving in ways that are far from expected Keaton once starred in “Jack Frost” as a boy’s father imprisoned in a snowman. … What is so good about the movie is the way Kate relates to these two men, who both hunger for care and sympathy. The screenplay is by Ron Lazzeretti, who writes dialogue of a very high order, subtle, cautious, aware. …
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times