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'Gerontophilia': EW review

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Gerontophilia

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
82 minutes
Limited Release Date:
05/01/15
performer:
Pier-Gabriel Lajoie, Walter Borden, Katie Boland
director:
Bruce LaBruce
genre:
Comedy, Romance

We gave it a C-

The clinical title of this Canadian import refers to a romantic preference for the elderly, the secret fetish of Pier-Gabriel Lajoie’s bisexual teenager Lake. And his proclivity goes well beyond a sweet tooth for Matlock reruns. Working as an orderly at an old-age home, he initiates a taboo relationship with an 81-year-old patient (an excellent Walter Borden) that eventually lands him in hot water. 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. C–