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‘Starbuck’: Prepare for the mother of all Father’s Days

No, the title isn’t an over-caffeinated typo for a documentary about baristas. Nor is “Starbuck” a biopic about the chief mate in “Moby-Dick.” Instead, it’s an earnestly feel-good comedy that takes its name from the nom de plume, so to speak, of an exceedingly diligent Quebecois sperm donor.

This is how diligent David Wozniak (Patrick Huard) has been: He donated 693 times over the course of 23 months. That’s an awful lot of what Kevin Spacey, in “American Beauty,” calls chafing the carrot. Who says Canadians are bland and predictable? More important, 533 of those donations produced offspring — and now, a couple of decades later, 142 of the children Wozniak fathered have jointly filed suit to have his identity revealed.

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