Gerontophilia
Gerontophilia (2015)

In this wry "reverse Lolita" tale, 18-year-old Lake discovers he has an unusual attraction for the elderly. Fate lands him a job at an assisted-living facility where he develops an intimate relationship with Mr. Peabody. Upon… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 8, 2015
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Critic Score: 43% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Gerontophilia's handful of intriguing ideas are let down by tame execution and unconvincing acting that make the movie's premise feel creepy rather than original.

Nicolas Rapold
New York Times

Mr. Borden, an acclaimed Canadian stage actor and playwright, turns in a slyly entertaining performance. But the relationship between Lake and Melvyn feels a bit more one-sided than perhaps was intended.

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Abby Garnett
Village Voice

LaBruce ... [is] angling either for tragedy or an arch jab at the coldness of sexual conquest. I only wish he had let his conceit ripen long enough for us to tell.

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Mark Abraham
Paste Magazine

As it is, it's hard to judge this as much more than a PSA for certain audience members: Hey everyone, gerontophilia is a thing that exists.

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Chris Nashawaty
Entertainment Weekly

There are the makings of a poignant Harold and Maude-style drama here, but the movie is so amateurish and eager to be shocking, it just winds up feeling creepy.

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Jay Weissberg
Variety

Better camerawork and a lower gross-out factor than usual seem to have taken the oomph out of bad boy Bruce LaBruce, whose Gerontophilia sports a great title and a funny opening before going all limp.

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Charles Bramesco
Movie Mezzanine

...there's something lacking at Gerontophilia's core.

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Katharine Pushkar
New York Daily News

Katie Boland is ... a force of nature as Lake's feminist ex - who gets off on reciting the names of her favorite female revolutionaries. But neither she nor Borden can mitigate this film's ultimately creepy premise.

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David Rooney
Hollywood Reporter

This tonally uncertain romance is both surprisingly conventional and tame.

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Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com

While it gets credit for audacity, the film suffers from amateurish performances and ignores the ethical ramifications of its characters' behavior.

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