Monday, November 11, 2013
Movie review: Delivery Man provides family-friendly entertainment for the holidays
Though I would have liked a few more comedic moments.
David Wozniak (Vince Vaughn) is not a reliable man. He works in his family’s meat shop and can’t make the deliveries on time. He owes a large amount of money to the wrong kind of people and his girlfriend (Cobie Smulders) hasn’t heard from him in a while (even though she is pregnant!) When David is visited by a man who represents a sperm donation clinic and tells him that his “samples” have created 533 living children, David can’t believe what his is being told, but when he is told that 124 wish to find out who he is, his life takes an unexpected twist.
RATING7/10 stars – Nothing extra special, but a good family movie for the holidays!
Delivery Man is the kind of comedy that ends up being more of a heartfelt drama than actual comedy. Vince Vaughn is usually a very funny man and makes good comedies, but here he shows us a side of him that we may have not seen before. After the plot is set in the beginning, most of the movie is watching David go from kid to kid “spying” on them to see what kind of life they lead. Most of these kids are 15-25 years of age and could use a father figure. In fact, David even steps into some of these kids lives and offers guidance and friendship. As the movie goes further we see a change in David that tells us that even though he is their biological father and not the man that raised them, they could still benefit with a good man in their lives (as many do). My attitude on the movie as a whole is decent. I didn’t care for the fact that the plot basically stands still in the middle as he goes from kid to kid spying because it doesn’t move the story along, but at least there are sub-stories. I also would have liked a little more comedy, but I understand how the focus on the film was more about family over comedy, but hey Mrs. Doubtfire did it just fine! This movie is coming out at the perfect time of year (Nov. 22) because it is a movie to see with the family around the holidays! I don’t think people will be disappointed. Co-starring Jack Reynor, Britt Robertson, Adam Chanler-Berat, and Bobby Moynihan.
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