Starbuck (2013)


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STARBUCK stars Patrick Huard as David Wosniak, a 42-year old lovable but perpetual screw up who finally decides to take control of his life. A habitual sperm donor in his youth, he discovers that he's the biological father of 533 children, 142 of whom are trying to force the fertility clinic to reveal the true identity of the prolific donor code-named Starbuck. (c) EOne

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A high-concept comedy that peddles some slapstick laughs and life lessons but little insight.

May 2, 2013 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

This is froth, but it's good froth.

Apr 12, 2013 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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Rather than a jolting shot of joe, this French-Canadian comedy is a soothing cup of warm cocoa.

Apr 11, 2013 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

"Starbuck" is essentially a situation comedy, but what a situation.

Apr 11, 2013 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
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Never mind high concept, this is high conception.

Apr 4, 2013 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

"Starbuck" is one of those high-concept yet formulaic, sitcom-like comedies that gets by on charm and speed.

Apr 3, 2013 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Starbuck

I find it surprising that no one has ever come up with this incredibly original and terrific idea before, and even better is how it is developed with so much humor and tenderness into a delightful feel-good movie that will probably leave you thinking how lucky Starbuck is.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

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Another delightful, heart-warming story out of Quebec - the province where Canadian cinema is worth watching. There's little to say about this film other than what's in the description, and that you'll be rooting for everyone to be happy in the end - it's a case of a lovable loser who comes face-to-face with a situation much bigger than him. I'm a bit hesitant to see the American remake, given the poor track record with remade French movies - Dinner for Schmucks, anyone? - but with the same director at the helm, I think many an eye will be opened to a talented filmmaker. It's a bit mushy, but it's a unique story, and Patrick Huard plays such a perfect "Serge" - that's Quebec French for what you'd call a "lad" in Britain, (basically) - that it's well worth checking this one out before seeing the "bigger, better" version.

Daniel Perry
Daniel Perry

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"Starbuck" turns a terrific idea into a terrific movie that's equal parts funny and touching. Bolstered by a great performance by the Québécois actor Patrick Huard, Director Ken Scott's film is so balanced in it's execution and so damn lovable that even it's unabashed leaps into sentiment never ring false. This is a feel-good movie of the utmost quality. See it before the unnecessary Hollywood remakes (starring Vince Vaughn) hits theatres.

Michael S
Michael S

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Starbuck is a hilarious, witty, and heartwarming with a star-making performance from Patrick Huard. Uneven though it may be, this dramedy goes in all kinds of directions and keeps you engrossed. See it by any means possible!

Raymond Wieser
Raymond Wieser

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