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DVD Review – April 2013

starbuckStarbuck, starring Patrick Huard, directed by Ken Scott.

David Wozniak (Huard) has reached his 40s lumbering around without a single adult responsibility and mounting debts. Just as his girlfriend Valerie announces her surprise pregnancy, David’s past suddenly catches up with him. News arrives that after a series of sperm donations he made 20 years earlier, he discovers has fathered 533 children, of which 142 are determined to discover his identity. Life becomes more complicated than he could ever have imagined as he starts to juggle a ‘new life’ whist simultaneously dealing with the old.

When I started viewing this, I had the preconception of it being a ‘bloke’ film with lots of ‘man-humour’ and bottom jokes; but nothing could have been further from the truth. It was funny – extremely funny – and exceptionally well paced, but what really hit home was the heart in this film. This French-Canadian film was tender whilst being very amusing.

Verdict: Don’t be fooled by the ‘blokey’ cover, but do adhere to the recommendation, this film is lovely, tender “and very, very funny”. ****

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