Starbuck, a French-Canadian Laugh-Out-Loud Comedy

Coral Gables Cinema. From April 26 through May 4, 2013.

The Coral Gables Art Cinema presents the South Florida first run engagement of the French-Canadian comedy Starbuck in 2K Digital Cinema Projection. The film stars Patrick Huard, nominated for a Genie Award (the Canadian equivalent of the Oscars) for his role in the comedy, as 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. The film was an audience favorite at the Toronto Film Festival and was one of the highest local grossing Quebecois films in Canada when it opened.   

Director Ken Scott’s (Sticky Fingers) Starbuck is a sweet yet crazy comedy with a message, about the implications of sperm donation and the meaning of family and the new millennium. While seeming fantastical, the film was actually inspired by real-life, similar, stories. 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 loser and Antoine Bertrand, David’s longtime friend, an attorney who takes on his case while trying to disabuse him of the joys of parenthood. With distinctly Quebecois humor at its root, the film is also very appealing to international audiences because of its universal themes. The Toronto Star raves, “A wonderfully sweet and poignant comedy that goes in all kinds of unexpected directions.”

Coral Gables Art Cinema
260 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134

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