A film by Bruce Labruce


18-year-old Lake has a sweet activist girlfriend, but one day discovers he has an unusual attraction for the elderly. Fate conspires to land him a summer job at a nursing home where he develops a tender relationship with Mr. Peabody. Discovering that the patients are being overmedicated to make them easier to manage, Lake decides to wean Mr. Peabody off this medication and help him escape, resulting in a humorous and heartfelt road trip that strengthens their bond.

The always provocative Bruce LaBruce is back with a new romantic comedy (of sorts).


Pier Gabriel Lajoie was born in 1994 in Greenfield Park, Canada. He plays hockey as a center for the National of Bromont team and is currently a full time drama student in Montreal’s Conservatoire Lasalle.

Mr. Peabody

Walter Borden’s distinguished career has been acclaimed internationally and throughout Canada. His Stratford credits include The Odyssey, The Comedy of Errors, Edward II, Orpheus Descending, King Henry VIII, Macbeth, Agamemnon, Electra. He is a member of the prestigious Order of Canada, the country’s highest civilian honour, in 2006.


at the Venice Film Festival 2013


Giornate degli Autori
August 28th, 17h00 at Sala Darsena


August 31th and September 6th
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at the Toronto International Film Festival 2013


On September 9th 22h30
at the Bloor Hots Docs Cinema


September 6th, 11th and 13th
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It’s extremely moving when a great director shifts gears, makes a U-turn and astonishes you, overturning all your expectations. Bruce LaBruce shocked the world with his tales of an outbreak of gay zombies, and now he is sure to take a poke at the hypocrisy of the moral majority with this hard-hitting yet sentimental, naughty yet poignant love story and (emotional and sexual) coming-of-age tale. The old geezer and the young lad, played by the charismatic Walter Borden and the very green yet sexy Pier-Gabriel Lajoie, are simply irresistible, and can’t resist each other, in fact, but this is no gay version of Harold and Maude. It’s the emotional, philosophical and aesthetic cross-section of those who love bodies that are different, elegant and decadent, and love them with the normal seductiveness of a teenager and not (just) the lyricism of a lovestruck rebel. One may be 82 and the other 18, but these are no tragic Romeos, just men, thirsting for love, hungry for life, and two sides of the same coin, naturally. Like their kisses in the car, which move you to the core.

— Boris Sollazzo for Venice Days —

Produced by

Nicolas Comeau for 1976 Productions


Leonard Farlinger & Jennifer Jonas
for New Real Films


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