Starbuck Sunday, 29 March 2020


Additional Info

  • Rating:

    M: Mature themes, sexual references, drug use and coarse language.

  • The pitch:

    533 stories rolled into one.

  • Starring:

    Patrick Huard, Julie LeBreton, Antoine Bertrand, Dominic Philie, Marc Bélanger, Igor Ovadis, David Michael, Patrick Martin, Sarah-Jeanne Labrosse, Félix-Antoine Tremblay

  • Directed by:

    Ken Scott

  • Running time:

    109 minutes

  • Rated:

    M (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)


    A man is shoved, threatened; his head is held under water. A woman throws, smashes her phone. A news story about a mother drowning her two children is mentioned. Shouting. Blood/gore: Animal blood on butcher's apron. Vomiting. CPR.


    Masturbation, pornographic magazines, ejaculation (movements and moaning). Slang terms and discussions about masturbation and erections. Prostitution mentioned. Ogling. Kissing (male-male, male-female). Swimwear.


    Marijuana plants. Heroin overdose (needle protrudes from arm and convulsing). Methadone, rehabilitation, drug-dealing mentioned. Alcohol (beer, wine, spirits).


    F-words, a-words, derogatory name for females, slang and actual terms for bodily functions and male genitalia. Name-calling and humorous mocking (vegetarians, homosexuals, parents, children). Religious references (Jesus statue, picture of Mary) and exclamations. Stereotyping.


    Parenting, conception, pregnancy, birth, fatherhood, sperm donation, reproduction, family, responsibility, privacy, debt, good deeds.


    Butcher shop setting (hanging racks of meat, jamón, salami, pig heads). Steak, sausages barbecued. Hospital setting (maternity ward, clinic). Courtroom setting. Deceased wife/mother, father mentioned. Marriage proposal. Abortion, post-partum depression mentioned. Goldfish, dog (on television). Campfire. Taxidermy (animal horns on wall). French language (subtitled).


    Brilliant premise, warm, funny, charming. Good performances, casting.


    Plot holes and inconsistencies. A little long and over-cute. Implausible.

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