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A teenage boy with a fetish for elderly men lands a summer job at a retirement community, where his growing bond with a rebellious resident leads to a life altering road trip. Despite the fact that Lake (Pier-Gabriel Lajoie) and his girlfriend Désirée (Katie Boland) have been together for a long time, lately Lake has been wondering whether his obsession with old men may have a sexual component. When Lake's mother lands him a summer job at a local retirement community, any lingering doubts are laid to rest as the conflicted teen starts to fall for Mr. Peabody (Walter Borden), a patient who… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The cast does a good job at playing it straight; Walter Borden is surprisingly tender as the catty octogenarian who steals the young man's heart."
‑ Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader
"An enjoyable but surprisingly tame film about a provocative topic."
‑ T'Cha Dunlevy, Montreal Gazette
"Bruce LaBruce (working with co-writer Daniel Allen Cox) gets downright cuddly with this impressive, still outré romance. I'm very interested to see what reactions the film receives once it gets broader play."
‑ Fr. Chris Carpenter, Movie Dearest
"The film seems to be about the wrong character."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"A charming, only mildly subversive addition to the director's canon."
‑ Chris Knight, National Post
"Gerontophilia is a simple romance and a rather sweet one if you can get your head around a handsome young man and an old duffer swooning and spooning."
‑ Bruce Demara, Toronto Star
"While Gerontophilia hints at serious issues in the way we treat our senior citizens, it keeps things light-hearted, with the high camp of Lake's über-feminist girlfriend and his alcoholic mother providing the laughs."
‑ Rakesh Ramchurn, Independent
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