Bridegroom (2013)

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… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: October 4, 2013
DVD Release Date: November 19, 2013
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Critic Score: 82% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Peter Debruge

Super-lo-fi yet highly emotional.

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David DeWitt
New York Times

[A] simply told but exceptionally moving documentary.

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Glenn Dunks
Glenn Dunks

Cheap and positively dripping in saccharine nonsense.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

This deeply moving documentary will melt the heart of anyone who sees it.

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Ernest Hardy
Village Voice

A gripping documentary that pivots on brutal familial homophobia ...

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Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film

Affecting interview content builds into a sweet picture of two young people who briefly seemed to have the world at their feet.

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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

A poignant, powerful tale of first love and untimely death as well as a practical, frankly undeniable, plea for marriage equality.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Moving documentary.

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Leonard Maltin

Bloodworth Thomason's film is effective because it tells one couple's story and allows it to implicitly represent thousands of others.

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Flixster Audience Score: 86% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
Sure it could have been less drippy and relied less on talking heads, but this documentary at least makes up for that with the strength of what it tells: a… More
Christian C
Heartbreaking. An important document of the realities of discrimination. Put together in a very competent manner.