Gerontophilia (2015)

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… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 8, 2015
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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader

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.

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T'Cha Dunlevy
Montreal Gazette

An enjoyable but surprisingly tame film about a provocative topic.

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Fr. Chris Carpenter
Movie Dearest

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.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

The film seems to be about the wrong character.

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Chris Knight
National Post

A charming, only mildly subversive addition to the director's canon.

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Bruce Demara
Toronto Star

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.

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Rakesh Ramchurn

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.

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