Patrick Huard stars as David Wozniak, a 42-year old lovable but perpetual screwup who finally decides to take control of his life. A habitual sperm donor in his youth, he discovers that he's the biological father of 533 children, 142 of whom are trying to force the fertility clinic to reveal the true identity of the prolific donor code-name Starbuck. Produced by André Rouleau, the film also stars Julie Le Breton, as David's long suffering girlfriend who suddenly finds herself pregnant and understandably reluctant to share parenthood with the unreliable David, and Antoine Bertrand, David's longtime friend, Paul, an attorney who takes on his case while trying to disabuse him of the joys of parenthood.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
"Starbuck" is up to its eyeballs in mush. You may want to regurgitate.Stephen Holden, New York Times, 03.21.2013
As amiable art-house fluff, it's a passable way to kill time before the Vince Vaughn American remake later this year.Amy Nicholson, Los Angeles Times, 03.21.2013
Director Ken Scott, who also cowrote the script with Martin Petit, has fashioned a story that starts out low-key and gradually builds in its emotional expansiveness.Stephanie Zacharek, NPR, 03.28.2013
"Starbuck" is essentially a situation comedy, but what a situation.John Anderson, Newsday, 04.11.2013