Delivery Man

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In 2011, Ken Scott helped write and direct the French-Canadian film, Starbuck and with a few small changes, he brings the comedy to Hollywood titled, Delivery Man. Vince Vaughn plays an unreliable, incompetent deliveryman for his family’s meat market when he finds out he has 533 kids from his donations to a fertility clinic 20 years earlier. When 132 of the kids sue to find out the identity of their father, he contacts his best friend and lawyer played by Chris Pratt for help, and then he has to tell his girlfriend played by Cobie Smulders who is expecting his baby. (I guess that would be 534 kids.) Foreign films usually don’t do well as remakes in the United States and this one is no exception. (At least I don’t have to read the sub-titles in the original French film.) The film begins as a comedy and then switches over to more of a sentimental movie. That isn’t necessarily bad because there are some emotional moments that make the story interesting. The problem is that some of the sub-plots seemed “tacked on.” For example this is a comedy-drama so why do we need the mafia beating up people when our lead character owes money. There are several other flaws, but it doesn’t matter because I wasn’t expecting a blockbuster. Delivery Man doesn’t really deliver, but I left the theater with a smile on my face and I’m giving it a C rating.

This movie has been given a PG13 rating by the MPAA