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

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 1, 2015
DVD 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.

Simon Abrams

This is a comedy that encourages viewers to be impulsive, and pointedly seek love and acceptance outside of "normal" social institutions, especially when it comes to family and romance.

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Katherine 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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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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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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Charles Bramesco
Movie Mezzanine

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

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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

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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Todd Jorgenson

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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