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Running away from a troubled marriage, Kate Frazier (Kelly Macdonald, No Country for Old Men) hopes to find anonymity with a new home and a new job in Chicago. What Kate finds instead is Frank Logan (Michael Keaton, Batman), a veteran hit man who intends to kill her when he learns she may be a witness to his latest hit. But when he realizes she is like him, a troubled soul haunted by the past, their relationship deepens, and his plans change. Now, Logan must decide if he should walk away from his old life or use it as a way to secure their future.


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  • Actors: Michael Keaton, Kelly Macdonald, Tom Bastounes, Kareem Bandealy, Mike Bradecich
  • Directors: Michael Keaton
  • Writers: Ron Lazzeretti
  • Producers: Tom Bastounes, Christina Varotsis, Paul J. Duggan, Steven A. Jones
  • Format: Multiple Formats, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Genius Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: November 10, 2009
  • Run Time: 96 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002KGVB7S
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #51,201 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Merry Gentleman" on IMDb

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Snozberry on January 29, 2011
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Those who know and admire Keaton's work will long have considered him both underappreciated and diverse. From madcap comedies like Night Shift and Mr. Mom to harrowing dramas like Clean & Sober and Game 6, Keaton is one of our most valued cinematic resources all but ignored in modern Hollywood. And yet, he was somehow able to secure financing and helm this touching character study about loneliness. It's a quiet film, the kind you have to lean into and meet on its own terms. While it may involve a hit man, an abused woman and a meddlesome policeman, The Merry Gentleman is independent to the bone. The pacing is very deliberate and static. And while it may not be for everyone, if you favor stillness over bombast, character over action, you should be pleasantly surprised by it.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Steve Kuehl VINE VOICE on November 12, 2009
Format: DVD
Michael Keaton has one of the best hit man faces out there, and I enjoyed watching this slow paced tale unfold and in the end, embrace a certain ambiguity.

The story follows the unlikely crossing of paths between a professional hitter and a Scottish secretary who inadvertently sees Keaton after he has sniped someone. We never get too much background on him, nor why he does anything that he does, but we do get a relationship development theme. What made this stand out was the writing regarding the police, they were shown as actually figuring out the mysteries surrounding the story (instead of them being oblivious and looking dumb). Not the most conclusive ending for the characters, but I liked it.

The DVD clarity is good and the sound is adequate; the supplement is a 16 minute making-of that had some good behind the scenes about Keaton's thought process on both sides of the camera. 3.5 for the film and DVD quality, .5 for the supplement.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By prairie woman on November 15, 2012
Format: DVD
This movie wasn't exactly what I was expecting. I don't know what I was expecting to tell the truth, but it worked somehow. Michael Keaton is usually larger than life in the films that I've seen him but in this one even though he has a major role, he has very little dialogue. That might be troubling to some people who have a certain impression of this actor from films like Beatlejuice, Mr. Mom, even the Batman movie. He plays an older mature and troubled guy whose job is starting to get to him. Kelly MacDonald of The Girl In The Cafe fame plays opposite as a woman on the run from an abusive husband. In fact that's what's so interesting about this film--it's that both characters are on the run and they provide a refuge for each other. The other incidental character is the police detective who interviews Katie(MacDonald) and becomes attracted to her while trying to obtain more information about the man on the ledge plus the man in her apartment. The background music of the movie is sedate for the most part and like a lot of Indie movies there is not much action, but the moods and the isolation of the streets and the aloneness of these two main characters make it effective.
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18 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Russell Fanelli TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on October 16, 2009
Format: DVD
The title of The Merry Gentleman, Michael Keaton's directorial debut, comes from the beginning of the film when hitman Keaton helps secretary Kelly MacDonald, who has fallen under a Christmas Tree she is trying to bring into her apartment. Earlier, MacDonald saw Keaton standing on the ledge of a building across from her office. Keaton had just made a "hit" and was contemplating suicide. It turns out that Keaton is a tailor who kills people on the side and hates himself for it. Does he show up at MacDonald's door to kill her because she might be able to identify him? After helping her bring her tree into her apartment, he walks away, only to return the next day to visit her. Unfortunately, he has pneumonia and falls senseless the ground outside her apartment. MacDonald finds him, gets him to the hospital, and a beautiful friendship is born -- on Christmas Day, no less.

All this described action takes place in the first few minutes of the movie. The rest of the film explores the relationship of Keaton and MacDonald, and it is well done. If the film doesn't make much sense, we don't care because we are genuinely interested in what is going to happen to this odd couple. The police are after Keaton and MacDonald's abusive husband is after her. Will the police catch Keaton and will MacDonald's husband find her? We care about the answers to these questions and watch with some interest as the plot plays out.

As mentioned in the beginning of this review, this film is Michael Keaton's directorial debut. He directs his cast, particularly MacDonald, reasonably well, but the story is confusing, particularly his own role as hitman. All the characters related to the hitman part of the story are given marginal status in the film. They appear, disappear, and are forgotten.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Mambo on October 12, 2010
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If you must have action and sex and comedy in every scene of a movie, you will not appreciate this one. On the other hand, if you like subtlety and nuance and understatement, this is the movie for you. If you liked "Dinner Rush" with Danny Aiello, you will like this one too. If you liked Coppola's "The Conversation" you will also like this one.
A movie full of absolutely wonderful scenes (blown seal joke, Christmas tree in farm field, hospital room, church, restaurant dates, scenes between the two cops), great dialogue, magnificent acting. Kelly MacDonald is fabulous, Michael Keaton tremendous as actor and director. His lined face, under that cloth cap, is a roadmap of pain and regret.
There is little or no exposition in this film. The ending is open, so don't expect all your "t's" to be crossed. You may have to think a bit. If you can handle that, you will find this to be a fascinating movie.
"I don't really notice the people as much as I notice the suits.": great, revealing line by Keaton's character. Noteworthy performance by Tom Bastounes as the cop interested in Kelly Mac's character.
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