Poster from the 2011 movie, Starbuck.
The 2011 French Canadian film Starbuck is father to many remakes. The Vince Vaughn version, Delivery Man,, is currently playing in American theatres, and there is a Bollywood version (Vicky Donor), and a French version, (Fonzy), that was released last October. The Canadian film was named, rather aptly, after a champion Holstein bull that fathered, by artificial insemination, thousands of baby Starbucks.
Briefly, Starbuck is about a genuinely hapless younger brother who works in the family business as a delivery man. Way back in 1988, he became a sperm donor to make a bit of extra cash. Twenty-three years later, in 2011, 142 of his children have filed a class action lawsuit to discover who "Dad" is. The unfolding story involves a counter lawsuit, Starbuck's surreptitious investigations into the lives of his children, a love story, and a happy ever after conclusion. The film was a minor hit in Quebec, and then went almost immediately into the infinite well of Independent Films available only on cable.
Our family watched the obviously low-budget film with modest pleasure. We were able to ignore the mostly implausible plot, and enjoyed watching actors Patrick Huard, Antoine Bertrand, and the beautiful Julie LeBreton as they struggled to make much ado about not much. Netflix subscribers can download the film (in French with English subtitles) and avoid Vince Vaughn. Happy viewing!