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Gerontophilia (2013)

Unrated | | Comedy, Romance | 26 March 2014 (France)
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A male youth begins exploring his attraction to much much older men while working in a nursing home.

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(as Bruce LaBruce)

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(original story) (as Bruce LaBruce), (screenplay) (as Bruce LaBruce) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Lake
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Melvyn Peabody
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Désirée
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Nurse Baptiste
Marie-Hélène Thibault ...
Marie
Shawn Campbell ...
Bradley Nelson
Jean-Alexandre Létourneau ...
Kevin
Dana Wright ...
Dina
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Mr. Guerrero
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Cashier
Patricia Wilson ...
Bartender
Martin Stone ...
Mr. Laverdure
Adam Capriolo ...
Hustler
Paul Stewart ...
Mr. Beauchamp
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Storyline

Lake is an unusual boy: he is a young man with an old soul who discovers he has an odd fixation on the elderly. Realizing that some day, if fate allows, he will be one himself, he is particularly fascinated by old men. He imagines their age to be a beautiful thing and recognizes how these men were once young and vibrant and attractive, as he is now. Although Lake has a girlfriend his own age, named Desiree, he wonders sometimes if his fixation on old men is unnatural and unhealthy - perhaps even sexual. When his mother, who is a nurse, takes on a management job at an old folks home, Lake jumps at her offer of a summer job as an orderly there. Gradually, Lake comes to discover that the old people in the institution are being given psychotropic drugs to keep them in a catatonic state. Lake befriends one old man in particular, Mr. Peabody, who still seems to have some fight left in him. They begin to form a strong bond. Mr. Peabody charms Lake with romantic stories of his youth and ... Written by Bruce LaBruce

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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26 March 2014 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Geron  »

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Budget:

CAD 2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,927 (USA) (1 May 2015)

Gross:

$3,975 (USA) (8 May 2015)
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Trivia

Film debut of Pier-Gabriel Lajoie. See more »

Quotes

Désirée: Shoplifting is always revolutionary.
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References Night of the Living Dead (1968) See more »

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You Don't Have To Be
Written and performed by Jennifer Castle
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Fresh, fun and compelling comedy from the maker of 'No Skin Off My Ass'
10 November 2014 | by (Sendai, Japan) – See all my reviews

The subject matter may be intimidating to some (a love story between a young man with a fetish for geriatrics, and an 83 year-old man) but this is a heartwarming treat. The dialogue is a little clunky at times but otherwise this is one of the finest road movies, of sorts, I have seen for many's the year. Bruce la Bruce, the fearless doyen of Queer Cinema, veers towards the mainstream in this and doesn't miss a beat. The performances are great, particularly Walter Borden, and the soundtrack is glorious.

All in all a fantastic film for all the family, once your family is not upset by the regular sight of young boy on old man action, that is.


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