Synopsis: 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 confes
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Director(s): Bruce La Bruce
Production: Strand Releasing
  2 wins & 6 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
82 min

Lizzie Borden...

Violette Nozire...

Ulrike Meinhof... Kim Gordon... Patty Hearst...

Camille Henrot...

Bernadine Dohrn,

Aileen Wuornos,

Angela Davis, Jennifer Urmila.

Jeanne Manning...

Winona Rider, Winona Rider!

Those are the real revolutionaries...

Oh f*ck...

-Winona Rider.

Shoplifting is always revolutionary.

Oh my God...

I'd better go.

I have to make dinner for Marie.


-See you tomorrow.

-Okay, bye.

Did I say Gudrun Ensslin?


Lake? Are you there?


You and your books. Aren't

they supposed to be obsolete?

What do you want?

How was work?

Thanks for cleaning up.

I xed you something, it's in the fridge, nuke it 3 minutes.

Pull him out. This way.

I don't want to be a lifeguard.

It was my stupid idea

in the rst place.

-What are you going

to do for money?

-Everyone is always

so worried about money.

-I think this is just

our gap year anyway.

-For me, it's going to be

a permanent gap. I'll never

be able to afford tuition.

-You can always get

out of town together.

-Are you serious?



Looking pretty rough, Marie.

-Gee, thanks.

Hi Desiree!


-How did you get all banged up?

-I had a little dispute

with a dancer at the club.

She wasn't sharing hertips.

-What's your degree, I still don't

get why you can't nd

a better job.

-Lake, stop.

-It's not that easy, Lake.

-Woman in the n*gger

of the world.


Yoko Ono.

-She's right.

Anyway smartie, a gentleman

I used to know when I was

in college came into the club

the other night and offered

me a position.


-At an assisted living facility.

-You mean an old folks home?

Who knows? If things work out,

I might even be able

to get you a job there.

-At an old folks home...


You were supposed to be nished bed pans an hour ago.

-Sorry, I got involved

in a pretty heated game

of Chinese checkers.

-It's not your job

to fraternize with patients. Anyway, your mother wants

to see you in the ofce. Now.

I have to see Lake

and get back to work.




-Hi mom!

-Lake, can't you knock rst?

-Mom, I didn't know you'd be

in a meeting.

-I told you not to call me

mom at work. Say hello

to Mister Nelson.


-Look, he got me these for

the car. Aren't they nice?

Hey, how are you getting

along at the wrinkle ranch?

-The wrinkle ranch, really?

-Oh well now son, let's...

Let's not get off on the wrong foot.

I want all the employees

here at Coup de Coeur to feel

like part of the family.

Can I go now?

Who are you?

-I'm Lake. I've been asked

to give you...

To help you clean up.

Are you ready for your

afternoon medication?

Here we go.

Oh,that's the way

it's going to be.

Okay then...

open up.

You can do this, come on.

Come on Mister Peabody, open up.

Fine...That's it. Very good.

Take the glass of water now.

I know...

Very good. Very good.

Boy, there are bed pans that

need to be sterilized.

Take your chariot

and come with me. Now!

-The clarion call

of Coup de Coeur.

Bed pans...

-I'll see you

around, M. Peabody.

See you where ever you are.

What kind of medication

is he on?

-It's none of your business.

-It must be pretty

strong, he seems...

-M. Peabody is

a very sick old man.

Are you giving him

psychotropic drugs?

-Where did you learn that word?

In the school yard?

Boy, you don't know what

you're talking about.



-You're new.


What about you?

-I've been here a few months.

It's pretty disgusting.

Old geezers pissing all over


-It doesn't bother me.

Let's be friends.


And then she waved...

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