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Delivery Man

Delivery Man

Movie
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In Theatres: 
Nov 22, 2013
Grade:
B+
Running Time: 
1 Hour, 43 Minutes
Walt Disney Studios’ Delivery Man delivers a surprisingly heartwarming film. Starring Vince Vaughn as David Wozniak, an affable underachiever looking for his purpose in life, when he finds out he’s fathered 533 children through anonymous donations to a fertility clinic 20 years ago. Now, he must decide whether or not to come forward when 142 of them sue the clinic in order to meet their biological father. The premise is actually based on an award-winning French Canadian film called Starbuck. 
 
Although the plot seems outlandish, it works. While not wanting to come forward as the father of so many, David decides to act as a guardian angel to some of his brew by helping where needed in order to improve their lives or put a smile on their faces. Meanwhile, David realizes his own life needs improving too. To say he's an underachiever is putting it lightly, and the film is about him finding himself, "getting a life," and trying to be a better person. The film succeeds in having you root for him and perhaps reflecting on what it takes to be someone who makes a difference in the world and what it means to be a parent. 
 
Vaughn is funny as usual, but it’s not his typical over-the-top fare that we’ve all come to expect from him, in Delivery Man he is also able to pull off a more quiet and serious performance. There are some heavy moments in the film as he begins to secretly rendezvous with some of his children.  For example, in one poignant scene he meets one of his sons who lives in an assisted living center and is speechless and confined to a wheelchair. There is also a minor romantic component to the film, with his girlfriend Emma, played by Cobie Smulders (How I Met Your Mother). 
 
Though there aren't specific scenes that will have you laughing so hard you need to run to the restroom, almost every scene has you chuckling and laughing at the well-written dialog.  Overall, it's a quirky, fun ride throughout Manhattan and a perfect way to start of holiday movie watching this season.
 

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