THE MERRY GENTLEMAN
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THE MERRY GENTLEMAN (Trailer)

A critically acclaimed feature film and Sundance pick starring Michael Keaton and Kelly MacDonald. Keaton’s directorial debut.. Written and Produced by Ron Lazzeretti.

Critical Acclaim

“Everything about the film is exceedingly refined: the economy of the language of Ron Lazzeretti’s screenplay, the wintry urban world of a Chicago few will recognize … The dialolgue is exquisitely spare, a gift from screenwriter Ron Lazzeretti.”
—THE L.A. TIMES

“The screenplay is by Ron Lazzeretti, who writes dialogue of a very high order, subtle, cautious, aware…. Lazzeretti set out to write a film about humans, not genre stereotypes, and I suspect that’s what attracted Keaton.”
—ROGER EBERT (3 ½ stars)

“Nearly pitch-perfect … Keaton, working from the screenplay by Ron Lazzeretti (an unfamiliar name that I hope becomes more familiar), succeeds in being true to something the movies tend to forget: that other people’s relationships are often mysterious.”
—THE NEW YORK TIMES

“I love films like this… A stark and beautiful work.” – AIN’T IT COOL NEWS

“An edgy entertainment, the movie also remarkably has the feel-good warmth of an old-time Irish film…
 Infusing the scenario with dollops of dark Hitchcockean humor, screenwriter Ron Lazzeretti weaves a perverse but embracing tale.”
—THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER