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Bridegroom (2013)

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Shane Bitney Crone's plans to marry Tom Bridegroom in California after the same-sex marriage law is passed takes a tragic turn when his partner of six years accidentally dies and Tom's family refuses Shane from attending the funeral.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cindy Bitney Cindy Bitney ... Self
David Crone David Crone ... Self
Jessica Mitchell Jessica Mitchell ... Self
Lizzy Mohl Lizzy Mohl ... Self
Judy Crone Judy Crone ... Self
Pat Managhan Pat Managhan ... Self
Sasha Andreev ... Self
Chelsea Cannell ... Self
Rick Corner Rick Corner ... Self
Scott Davis Scott Davis ... Self
Jeanni Goldfarb Jeanni Goldfarb ... Self
Paul Goretski Paul Goretski ... Self
Allison Gray Allison Gray ... Self
Alexandra Grossi Alexandra Grossi ... Self
Tami Kampf Tami Kampf ... Self
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BRIDEGROOM tells the emotional journey of Shane and Tom, two young men in a loving and committed relationship - a 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 like no speech or lecture ever will. On May 7, 2012, the anniversary of Tom's death, after a year of documenting his own grief, Shane decided to make a video tribute to his partner entitled "It Could Happen To You." This film, posted on YouTube, received over 3.2 million hits and inspired over 50 thousand e-mails and comments on YouTube and Facebook. The impact of Shane's original film and the raw nerve it touched, tells us this is an important story that needs to be brought to the world stage. Written by Anonymous

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A love story, unequaled.

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Rated R for some language. | See all certifications »

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Bridegroom won Audience Choice Awards at Los Angeles Outfest, the Little Rock Film Festival and Outflix in Memphis, Tennessee. See more »

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Shane Bitney Crone: I guess I'll never understand why the ones who are supposed to love him the most fight the hardest to keep him from being who he was. Maybe the greatest thing about Tom is how much he loved them anyway.
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Features CNN Newsroom (1989) See more »

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This Holiday Night
Written by Margo Rey & Barrett Yeretsian
Performed by Margo Rey
Courtesy of Organica Music Group
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A Love Story
8 November 2013 | by mariarum7See all my reviews

I watched Bridegroom tonight in Netflix. I have to admit I cried my eyes out. I highly recommend everyone to watch this documentary. Toms and Shanes love is so pure you can just see it through their videos and photos. Its the type of love that everyone wants. Hopefully this documentary will open up the eyes and the hearts of many people and they will learn to accept who they are and who their friends and family members are. Doesn't matter if you are gay or straight. Life is too short. Love the people that love you back and enjoy your life. Get a camera and record all your amazing moments. Thank you Shane and Tom for showing the world what true love is like.


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19 November 2013 (USA) See more »

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$385,000 (estimated)
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