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Review score: * * * * *

cast: Patrick Huard, Julie Le Breton, Antoine Bertrand

year: 2011

colour: yes

certificate: 15

director: Ken Scott

runtime: 109

Ken Scott’s massive box office hit comedy Starbuck (2 November).  Veteran comedy actor Patrick Huard plays David Wozniak, a 40-something delivery man whose life is out of control. But things are worse than he thinks. In his twenties, David was a prolific sperm donor to help pay the bills but the past comes back to haunt him when nearly 150 of his more than 500 offspring, now young adults, collectively take court action for their right to know the identity of their father. The film has been so successful – Canada’s biggest domestic hit in 2011 taking $3.5 million at the box office – that Scott has been asked to direct the US remake starring Vince Vaughn for Steven Spielberg’s DreamWorks Studios. Starbuck is on general release in the UK from November 23.


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