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STARBUCK stars Patrick Huard as David Wosniak, a 42-year old lovable but perpetual screw up 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-named Starbuck. (c) EOne

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 65%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A high-concept comedy that peddles some slapstick laughs and life lessons but little insight."
‑ Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
""Starbuck" is essentially a situation comedy, but what a situation."
‑ John Anderson, Newsday
"Like they say in the sperm-donation business, it's all in the genes, and Huard possesses the ideal DNA to breed 'Starbuck' into quite a stud."
‑ Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger
"It's a far-fetched premise, though one that's brought down to Earth by Scott's emotionally upbeat writing, his brisk direction, and Huard's nimble, large-hearted performance."
‑ Sean O'Connell,
"For a story about a man on the cusp of belated adulthood, "Starbuck" has some growing up of its own to do."
‑ Marc Mohan, Oregonian
"This is froth, but it's good froth."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"Never mind high concept, this is high conception."
‑ Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
"The other reason "Starbuck" succeeds as a movie is that it goes more for the heart than for the big laughs."
‑ Mathew DeKinder, Suburban Journals of St. Louis
"What begins as a cute idea grows annoyingly sentimental before it is through."
‑ Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle
"The screenplay, by director Ken Scott and Michael Petit is a true original."
‑ Robin Clifford, Reeling Reviews
"Rather than a jolting shot of joe, this French-Canadian comedy is a soothing cup of warm cocoa."
‑ Soren Anderson, Seattle Times
""Starbuck" is one of those high-concept yet formulaic, sitcom-like comedies that gets by on charm and speed."
‑ Steven Boone, Chicago Sun-Times
"Despite (or because of) Huard's mugging, 'Starbuck' is more likely to cause queasiness than smiles of contentment."
‑ Frank Swietek, One Guy's Opinion
"Trite-sounding comic premise is lifted by a winning performance by Patrick Huard."
‑ Kelly Vance, East Bay Express
"The pace is leisurely, the coincidences just a little too pat, but the momentum Huard brings to this befuddled human being has too much heart to let that matter"
‑ Andrea Chase, Killer Movie Reviews
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