Starbuck is a crowd-pleasing comedy from Quebec
Posted by Terry on November 22, 2011
Next up in the GPLT Movie Series, a winter series of feature films affiliated with the Reel Shorts Film Festival, is Starbuck, a heartwarming comedy from Quebec (French with English subtitles). Screening at 7:00 pm on Sunday, Nov 27 at Second Street Theatre (tickets $10; students $5), it’s a “sparkling crowd-pleaser” (Chris Knight, National Post) about middle-aged David (Patrick Huard) who finds out the sperm donations he made twenty years ago have resulted in 533 children who have joined together in a class action suit demanding to know the true identity of the donor known only as “Starbuck.”
In his review, Chris Knight called it a “fabulously funny film.” I really enjoyed it when I saw it at the Edmonton International Film Festival. It’s not surprising since it won the Most Popular Canadian Film Award at the Vancouver International Film Festival and was a runner-up for the People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival.
If you get a chance to come out and see it, feel free to comment about it.