Time and time again he proves he is a failure and it’s no wonder he’s an embarrassment to his family. About to hit rock bottom, he gets the surprise of his life when he receives news that he is the father of 533 grown children!
David’s only real success in life seems to have been his frequent donation of sperm to the lab he used to live next to. And now a lab mix-up has resulted in fatherhood on a ridiculous scale. Facing a class action suit by his children to reveal his identity, David has some difficult decisions ahead of him but maybe even a chance for redemption.
Director Ken Scott takes a tender look at arrested development as the old standard of reproduction and responsibility is being met with unconventional means when David decides to find and help his kids.
Scott does a great job keeping the viewer entertained in this warm and upbeat comedy. This is the type of film where you are rooting for the hero, hoping he ends up on top. As David sets out to meet his children, he is also met with various obstacles and his solutions are both comical and serious.
A lesson in the strength of family and the opportunity for second chances, Starbuck, is a wonderful film that will be sure to delight viewers with its humorous story and characters.
Canadian film, Starbuck, screened at the 2011 Vancouver International Film Festival.