Ken Scott’s colourful Québécois comedy follows a middle-aged slacker (Patrick Huard) who’s just been informed that the sperm he once donated has fathered no less than 533 children, many of whom are now suing the clinic to meet their maker.
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Outrageous unlikely - so all the more interesting - premise for the story and personable characters that are easy to warm up to. There's a song by The National on the OST that was an unexpected significant plus.
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.