Bridegroom (2013) - Rotten Tomatoes


Bridegroom (2013)



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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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Critic Reviews for Bridegroom

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (6)

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

October 18, 2013

Super-lo-fi yet highly emotional.

October 17, 2013 | Full Review…

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

October 17, 2013 | Full Review…

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

October 17, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

[A] simply told but exceptionally moving documentary.

October 3, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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

October 1, 2013

Audience Reviews for Bridegroom


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 heartbreaking story about a stupid death, the pain that comes with it and the intolerance of religious people.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

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Heartbreaking. An important document of the realities of discrimination. Put together in a very competent manner.

Christian C
Christian C

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