In this wry "reverse Lolita" tale, an 18-year-old boy named Lake, who discovers he has a fetish for the aged, gets a job at an assisted-living facility and develops an intimate relationship with one particular old man, Mr. Peabody. Discovering that the clients are being over-medicated to make them more manageable, Lake weans Mr. Peabody off his medication and helps him escape, resulting in a road trip that deepens their bond. The always-provocative Bruce LaBruce returns with a delicately perverse romantic comedy that is both darkly humorous and emotionally heartfelt.


Bruce LaBruce

Leonard Farlinger
Jennifer Jonas
Nicolas Comeau

Pier-Gabriel Lajoie
Walter Borden
Katie Boland
Marie-Hélène Thibault
Nastassia Markiewicz


“Daring.” – Le Parisien

“Fabulous.” – Le Monde

“Harold & Maude in the vein of Gus Van Sant or Gregg Araki.” – Première

“A beautiful speech against prejudice.” – Les Inrockuptibles

“Gentle and full of humour.” – Glamour

“Tender and moving.” – Vogue


Venice and Toronto Film Festival 2013 premiere

Winner Best Canadian Feature Montreal’s Festival du Nouveau Cinema 2013

Produced with the financial assistance of Telefilm Canada and Sodec. Distributed by Filmoption International and Mk2


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