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Delivery Man

Year : 2013 Director : Ken Scott Running Time : 105 minutes Genre :
Movie review score
3.5/5

What’s it about?
A  hapless delivery driver finds out that, during a rather active period as a sperm donor, he fathered more than 533 children. More than 100 of these now adult children petition the sperm bank to reveal their father’s identity. Will he come forward? Will he make a good dad?

What did we think?
Alex says: A remake of a 2011 French-Canadian film, Starbuck, Delivery Man is an unusual film. The warm-hearted, serious moments that are usually a cheesy drawback of “dropkick-proves-his-worth” comedies are actually the strengths of this film – though perhaps by default, because the laughs aren’t overly forthcoming. Parks & Recreations’ Chris Pratt is fine droll form as David’s lawyer but Vince Vaughn and Cobie Smulders aren’t at their best, guffaws-wise. Some genuinely touching scenes and good acting save this from being just another unnecessary US remake of a better foreign-language film.

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2 Responses so far.

  1. A movie that hints at depth but fails at achieving it, Delivery Man is an okay way to pass the time despite the confusion on how to portray the main character.

    The most interesting aspect of a largely forgettable film is how it’s changed from the original quirky and challenging ‘foreign’ film despite having the same director. Ah Hollywood – way to suck the spunk out of a story. 2.5 stars for me.

  2. Angella Newell says:

    @anthony I see what you did there 😉

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