My dad wanted to see this because a co-worker of his told him it was great; so I came along with him. This was completely off my radar and I had never heard of it before. As such I went in completely blind. This was a pleasant surprise and it is genuinely touching.I f you told anyone the premise, they might be skeptical, but you only have to see it to realize how special and great it is. One of the year's best.
“Starbuck” is easy watching, even if not totally satisfying with its episodic sentimental manipulations and a romantic side of the story that turned out flat. Full Review and Rating: http://alwayswatchgoodmovies.blogspot.com/2013/03/starbuck-2011.html
The premise is farcical enough to make for a good comedy, but sadly Starbuck is not as funny as it should have been. It's also way too sentimental for my taste. That said, "Starbuck" has a couple of things going for it: a warm and funny performance by Patrick Huard and the fact that everyone speaks with a thick French Canadian accent, which in itself is an endless source of unintentional comedy.
Strong Quebecois comedy from writer Ken Scott ripe for an inferior American remake. Patrick Huard stars as a man who suddenly finds out he has fathered over 500 children from donations made years ago and has to come to terms with accepting it or remaining hidden. Huard, a true star in Quebec, rings true in this montreal set comedy. By no terms deep and a little hackneyed but a crowd pleaser for sure.