The Merry Gentleman

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A man with a secret. A woman with a past. Rated R: Restricted (Under 17 Requires Accompanying Parent or Adult Guardian) -- Rated R for language and some violence.
Released on:
May 1, 2009 (limited)

Samuel Goldwyn

Status: Released

Michael Keaton, Kelly Macdonald, Tom Bastounes, Bobby Canavale

Director: Michael Keaton

Screenwriter: Ron Lazzeretti

Genre: Drama
About the film:
Running away from a troubled marriage, Kate Frazier (Kelly Macdonald) 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 (Michael Keaton), 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. 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 truly is, while Kate struggles to become the woman she needs to be.

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.
Rated R for language and some violence.
Box Office: Opening weekend: $74,981 (24 theaters) | Domestic Total: $347,977
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