Wednesday, April 24 2013, 03:20 AM MDT
Movie Review: Starbuck
3.5 out of 5 Stars
Director • Ken Scott
Starring • Patrick Huard, Julie LeBreton, Antonie Bertrand
Rated • R
Recommended to • Those looking for a surprisingly funny and uplifting film.
Synopsis • In his early twenties David “Starbuck” Wozniak frequented a fertility clinic trading sperm for cash. Two decades later he learns that he’s the father of 533 children, 142 of whom have filed a class action lawsuit in hopes of learning the identity of their father.
Review • I expected very little from this French-Canadian film. The premise suggested that “Starbuck” would be filled with vulgarity; it wasn’t. “Starbuck” is actually a very funny and heartwarming film about a man without purpose who discovers his place in the world. Initially he’s not a very sympathetic character, but as the story progresses I began to understand him and by film’s end my opinion of him had entirely changed.
-Ryan Michael Painter