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Starbuck (2011)

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As his lover announces her pregnancy, a fortysomething slacker receives other life-changing news: 142 people, all of them the result of artificial insemination, have filed a class action lawsuit against him, their biological father.

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Valérie
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Avocat
Dominic Philie ...
Frère sombre
Marc Bélanger ...
Frère sympathique
Igor Ovadis ...
David Michael ...
Antoine (as David Michaël)
Patrick Martin ...
Étienne
David Giguère ...
Porte parole
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Julie
Pierre Mailloux ...
Proprie café fe quartier
Patrick Labbé ...
Maître Chamberland
Marie-France Lambert ...
Infirmétre intervante
Pascal Contamine ...
Équipier #2
Félix Brassard ...
Julien
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At 42, David lives the life of an irresponsible adolescent. He coasts through life with minimal effort and maintains a complicated relationship with Valerie, a young policewoman. Just as she tells him she's pregnant, David's past resurfaces. Twenty years earlier, he began providing sperm to a fertility clinic in exchange for money. He discovers he's the father of 533 children, 142 of whom have filed a class action lawsuit to determine the identity of their biological father, known only by the pseudonym Starbuck. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for sexual content, language and some drug material | See all certifications »

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3 May 2012 (New Zealand)  »

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$15,530 (USA) (22 March 2013)

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$335,034 (USA) (17 May 2013)
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Among the newspapers from around the world with headlines about "Starbuck" is the Israeli daily paper Ha-Aretz. Though the headline and the articles are in Hebrew letters, they are full of mistakes and make absolutely no sense. See more »

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[from trailer]
David Wozniak: What would a normal person do in this situation?
Man: A normal person wouldn't be in this situation.
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Written by Mike Lindsay, Phil Winter, Becky Jacobs, Martin Smith, Sam Genders, and Ashley Bates
Performed by Tunng
Published by Domino Publishing Company of America
Courtesy of Thrill Jockey Records
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Brilliant, feel good film par excellent! Flawless.
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Starbuck was brought to my attention having seen trailers for Vince Vaughn's Delivery Man. I decided to see the original French (Canadian) version first and I'm so glad I did. This film is superb! Magnifique! Edifying, uplifting, funny, touching and beautiful. It is such an original premise that there was no clue how it would end; it could have gone in a number of different directions. The actors were all so good that you didn't feel that you are watching a film, rather you were following a true life documentary. Every actor was flawless. I cannot fault this film, other than watching it with English subtitles I'm sure it lost a bit in translation as I was aware that not everything was translated verbatim. Eminently lovable characters and a wonderful social commentary. WATCH THIS FILM!! Un film tres fantastique!!


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