Starbuck (SIFF 2012)

David is the under-appreciated, carefree brother in the family business. He takes twice as long to do his job and casually goes about his life. Suddenly, his past and present catch up with him resulting in a hilarious and heart felt coming of age story. Starbuck tells the story of a middle age man, whose youthful donations to the sperm bank yielded him hundreds of children who now want to know who their father is. While deathly afraid of responsibility, David’s curiosity overtakes him and he covertly discovers who his children are and begins to act as their guardian angel.

This movie is well made, funny, has great characters and character development. Highly recommended.

Provided Film Synopsis
A massive box office success in Québec, Ken Scott’s comedic Starbuck tracks a likeable middle-aged loser as he wrestles with regret and responsibility. Hapless deliveryman David Wozniak gets parking tickets at every single stop along his route, has thugs on his tail for massive overdue loans, and his girlfriend announced that she was pregnant just before dumping him. These, however, are the least of David’s concerns when he returns home to find a lawyer in his kitchen. The past is back to haunt him in the form of a class-action lawsuit, launched by 142 of the 533 children who resulted from the 648 sperm donations he deposited over 20 years ago. David turns to his best friend Paul, a lawyer and father of an unruly brood, who is eager to defend David’s right to privacy in this landmark case. But a package of photos of David’s progeny arrives, inspiring a clandestine search for his children and a poignant attempt at anonymous fatherhood.

Movie Details

  • Directed By:

    • Ken Scott
  • Cast Members:

    • Antoine Bertrand
    • David Michael
    • Julie le Breton
    • Patrick Huard
    • Patrick Martin
  • Countries:

    • Canada
  • Languages:

    • French
  • Genres:

    • Comedy
    • Coming of Age