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BRIDEGROOM tells the emotional journey of Shane and Tom, two young men in a loving and committed relationship that was cut tragically short by a misstep off the side of a roof. The story of what happened after this accidental death- of how people without the legal protections of marriage can find themselves completely shut out and ostracized- is poignant, enraging and opens a window onto the issue of marriage equality and human rights like no speech or lecture ever will. (c) Virgil

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 82%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Super-lo-fi yet highly emotional."
‑ Peter Debruge, Variety
"[A] simply told but exceptionally moving documentary."
‑ David DeWitt, New York Times
"Cheap and positively dripping in saccharine nonsense."
‑ Glenn Dunks, Glenn Dunks
"Monotonous, self-serving and downright mawkish. True, no one should have to go through what Shane Bitney Crone has gone through to keep his late potential husband's memory alive...but no one should have to watch it in such excruciating detail either."
‑ Fr. Chris Carpenter, Movie Dearest
"This deeply moving documentary will melt the heart of anyone who sees it."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"A gripping documentary that pivots on brutal familial homophobia ..."
‑ Ernest Hardy, Village Voice
"Affecting interview content builds into a sweet picture of two young people who briefly seemed to have the world at their feet."
‑ Jennie Kermode, Eye for Film
"Highly emotional, even sentimental..."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"A poignant, powerful tale of first love and untimely death as well as a practical, frankly undeniable, plea for marriage equality."
‑ Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times
"Moving documentary."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Bloodworth Thomason's film is effective because it tells one couple's story and allows it to implicitly represent thousands of others."
‑ Leonard Maltin, Leonard Maltin's Picks
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