Starring: Michael Keaton, Kelly MacDonald, Tom Bastounes, Mike Bradecich, Debbi Burns, Bobby Cannavale, William Dick, Guy Van Swearingen, Greg Mills
Plot Summary: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.