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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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Ken Scott
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Huard ... David Wozniak / Starbuck
Julie LeBreton ... Valérie
Antoine Bertrand ... Avocat
Dominic Philie ... Frère sombre
Marc Bélanger Marc Bélanger ... Frère sympathique
Igor Ovadis ... Père de David
David Michael David Michael ... Antoine (as David Michaël)
Patrick Martin Patrick Martin ... Étienne
David Giguère ... Porte parole
Sarah-Jeanne Labrosse ... Julie
Pierre Mailloux ... Proprie café fe quartier
Patrick Labbé ... Maître Chamberland
Marie-France Lambert ... Infirmétre intervante
Pascal Contamine Pascal Contamine ... Équipier #2
Félix Brassard Félix Brassard ... Julien
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Storyline

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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

Canada

Language:

French | Spanish

Release Date:

3 May 2012 (New Zealand) See more »

Also Known As:

Benim 533 Çocugum Var See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,530, 24 March 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$335,034, 19 May 2013
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Production Co:

Caramel Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Trivia

This and Delivery Man (2013), which is a remake of this movie, are both directed by Ken Scott. See more »

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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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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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Warm and funny, warm and fuzzy!
6 December 2013 | by secondtakeSee all my reviews

Starbuck (2011)

This might look like a bad movie—a silly idea and a goofy promo photo. And it's in French, so American audiences south of Canada are relatively small. But it's far more genuine than it portends. It's funny and warm. It's clever. It's improbable and impossible, sure, but that's part of the joyous fantasy of this weirdly feel-good film.

The premise starts pretty simply—an eager sperm donor (for money) finds out his sperm was used a lot. And with great success. Hundreds of babies were conceived. And now a group of over a hundred have banded together as a class- action group to demand his identity be released.

Because of the suit, he finds all this out and is shocked. Then, because the court has all the plaintiffs listed in detail, he is able to find the people, one by one. And so it goes. He meets. He does good deeds. He keeps his mouth shut. And in the process he begins to see the situation from the point of view of these 20 year old kids.

In this country you could picture Ben Stiller or similar comic actor taking the role. Here it is Patrick Huard, a Canadian French-speaking actor. And it turned into a hit (the most popular film in Quebec in 2011). Huard makes his character compelling, even as all these ridiculous things are happening around him. Watch it for his performance alone.

Or watch it for the warm and fuzzy aspects that are really a surprise given the comic plot. Fun and well done!


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