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
Rating: R (for sexual content, language and some drug material)
Genre: Art House & International , Comedy
Directed By: Ken Scott , Ken Scott (V)
Written By: Martin Petit , Ken Scott , Ken Scott (V)
In Theaters: limited
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Cast

Patrick Huard
as David Wozniak
Dominic Philie
as Gloomy Brother
Marc Bélanger
as Sympathetic Brother
Igor Ovadis
as David's Father
David Giguère
as Porte parole
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Critic Reviews for Starbuck

All Critics (66) | Top Critics (26)

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

Full Review… | May 2, 2013
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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This is froth, but it's good froth.

Full Review… | April 11, 2013
Detroit News
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Rather than a jolting shot of joe, this French-Canadian comedy is a soothing cup of warm cocoa.

Full Review… | April 11, 2013
Seattle Times
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"Starbuck" is essentially a situation comedy, but what a situation.

Full Review… | April 11, 2013
Newsday
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Never mind high concept, this is high conception.

Full Review… | April 4, 2013
Philadelphia Inquirer
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"Starbuck" is one of those high-concept yet formulaic, sitcom-like comedies that gets by on charm and speed.

Full Review… | April 2, 2013
Chicago Sun-Times
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Audience Reviews for Starbuck

It is surprising that no one had ever thought about this intriguing idea before. The premise is so original, developed with plenty of humor and tenderness and making for a delightful great time - a feel-good movie that made me think how lucky Starbuck is.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães
½

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

"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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