Fonzy France 2013 – 103min.

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Fonzy

Movie Rating: Agathe Tissier

A sperm donor finds out that his many descendents want to know who he is.

A delivery man for the family fishmonger business, Diego is an adolescent despite being over 40. When he finds out he’s going to be a father, he realizes it’s not just the one, but 573 children aged up to 20 – the issue of the many donations he’s made to a sperm bank over the last two decades, under the name of Fonzy. And they want to know who he really is. Defended by his best friend – a lawyer who’s not really allowed to practice anymore – and nicknamed El Masturbator by the press, he tries to plead insanity. With a file for each one of his 573 kids, Diego goes in search of them in hopes of not having to reveal the truth. But once he meets them, he begins to love them too...

This very pale copy of the excellent French-Canadian Starbuck unfortunately doesn’t make the grade, despite copy/pasting much of the best dialogue. Even the well-chosen José Garcia is unconvincing in comparison to the original. This French remake is not really interesting, except perhaps for a game of spot the difference – and even that means you would have to have seen the original, which was truly hilarious, sharp and on the mark. In other news, an American remake, Delivery Man staring Vince Vaughan, is due to be released soon...

27.11.2013

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