The Merry Gentleman

DVD Release: September 8, 2009
The Merry Gentleman


Running away from a troubled marriage, Kate Frazier (Kelly McDonald) hopes to find anonymity with a new home and a new job in Chicago. What Kate finds instead is Frank Logan (Michael Keaton) a veteran hit man who intends to kill her when he learns she may be a witness to his latest hit. But when he realizes she is like him, a troubled soul haunted by the past, their relationship deepens and his plans change. Now, Logan must decide if he should walk away from his old life or use it as a way to secure their future.

Dove Review

“The Merry Gentleman” is about a hit man who thinks he was spotted by a woman as he did a job. He seeks her out to kill her, but instead develops feelings for her. The title of the movie stems from the fact that the story takes place around Christmastime.

The movie contains some humor, good performances and direction—it was directed by Keaton himself. Unfortunately, due to violence, strong language and drug use, it falls short of receiving our Dove Family Approved Seal.

Content Description

Sex: None
Language: A lot of language including GD and the F bomb several times.
Violence: Man seen hanging; people are shot and die; blood splattered on window; woman has a bruised eye, apparently from husband hitting her; woman brandishes knife to keep her husband away from her; man seen lying in a pool of blood.
Drugs: Drinking in several scenes including wine, champagne and beer; smoking marijuana; smoking cigarettes in a few scenes.
Nudity: Shirtless man wearing just a towel; cleavage.
Other: Christmas tree falls on woman but she is fine.


Company: Cinedigm
Director: Michael Keaton
Producer: Steven A. Jones
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 96 min.
Industry Rating: R
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter