In Montreal, after eighteen-year-old Lake breaks up with his girlfriend Desiree, he realizes that he is attracted to the elderly. He works in a foster home for old people where he develops an obsession for a patient, Walter Peabody, an old man being given too much medication. Their relationship quickly turns into passionate love. Lake, aware of the treatment meted out to residents, decides to help Walter escape. Their destination: the Pacific coast, where they hope to live together happily.