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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 ... Herself
David Crone ... Himself
Jessica Mitchell ... Herself
Lizzy Mohl ... Herself
Judy Crone ... Herself
Pat Managhan ... Herself
... Himself
... Herself
Rick Corner ... Himself
Scott Davis ... Himself
Jeanni Goldfarb ... Herself
Paul Goretski ... Himself
Allison Gray ... Herself
Alexandra Grossi ... Herself
Tami Kampf ... Herself
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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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$385,000 (estimated)
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Won the audience award for the North Louisiana Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. See more »

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Shane Bitney Crone: [at Tom's grave] I just remember standing there and thinking that there's one thing that I would say to his parents. Here's what it would be: This is not the monument to your son. He was the monument to you.
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You Belong to Me
Written by Pee Wee King, Chilton Price & Redd Stewart
Music by Benjy Gaither
Performed by Margo Rey
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So sad! Maybe even too sad :(
23 November 2013 | by See all my reviews

Still brings tears to my eyes thinking about Shane and knowing he's somewhere out there today still filled with discomfort in the loss of his best friend and companion. Very emotional and hard to wrap your head around just how intense of an emotion that would be to endure. The message is conveyed very well, and the majority of the film is just building up to a very strong climax. At the turn of events the film becomes very emotional and a strong tear jerker.

Over-all the movie is A++ but hard to watch because it is very very sad! I have seen many fictional romance movies with sad endings, but when the story is true, it can really take to heart just how powerful a story Shane has to share.


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