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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Sur 1 super idée (533 enfants, dont 142 veulent connaître leur père), Ken SCOTT (réal.) & Patrick HUARD (star) tissent 1 canevas sur la paternité. Original, sympa & décalé. Mention à David Giguère & sa chanson "L'Atelier". On a great idea (533 children, of whom 142 want to know their dad), Ken SCOTT & Patrick HUARD (leading role) weave a canvas on paternity. Original, nice & offbeat. Cool sound track by David GIGUERE
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.
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.