Friday, November 22, 2013


Bottom Line: Fleeting, farcical and yet still somewhat funny – this tale of a man trying to do right by many of the 533 kids he unknowingly sired via ‘donations’ works in fits and starts.  A more subdued Vince Vaughn is at play here and it’s a welcome addition to the cache of smooth, fast talking, manic goofballs he’s played in the past.  He’s trying something a little different this time out – not serious mind you, just a little more grounded.  As a whole, it’s a pretty formulaic and forgettable flick that could have been better and should have been a whole lot worse.  It doesn’t consistently deliver the goods – but when it does, with its big fluffy heart firmly displayed on its sleeve, you’ll be shocked at how effectively some - SOME - of the emotions ring true.
Starring: Vince Vaughn, Cobie Smulders and Chris Pratt
Directed by: Ken Scott (STARBUCK)
Rated: PG-13
Running time: 103 minutes
Story: From DreamWorks Pictures comes "Delivery Man", the story of affable underachiever David Wozniak, whose mundane life is turned upside down when he finds out that he fathered 533 children through sperm donations he made twenty years earlier. In debt to the mob, rejected by his pregnant girlfriend, things couldn't look worse for David when he is hit with a lawsuit from 142 of the 533 twenty-somethings who want to know the identity of the donor. As David struggles to decide whether or not he should reveal his true identity, he embarks on a journey that leads him to discover not only his true self but the father he could become as well. (c) Disney

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