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Another sappy movie about a lovable man-child who finds out he's fathered 533 kids via sperm donations? Oh, but this time it's French

Stop me if you've heard this one before: a feckless yet lovable man-child (José Garcia) finds out he's fathered 533 kids via sperm donations he made 20 years ago. Although he's fighting in court to maintain his anonymity, he can't resist surreptitiously meeting some of the children he sired, thereby discovering hitherto unsuspected wells of paternal feeling. Yes, it's the same sappy-sweet plot as director Ken Scott's 2011 French-Canadian movie Starbuck, which was recently remade (by Scott himself) into Vince Vaughn vehicle Delivery Man, using a story probably inspired by the 2010 documentary Donor Unknown (still the most interesting take on the raw material). The only major difference with Fonzy, which cleaves slavishly to Scott's template, is that it's set in France. Watch all of them back to back and it's »

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