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Release Date: November 22, 2013

Delivery Man (2013)

A review - by Shlomoh Sherman
November 4, 2013

Delivery Man (2013)
Director: Ken Scott
Writers: Ken Scott (screenplay), Martin Petit (original screenplay: "Starbuck")
Stars: Vince Vaughn, Chris Pratt, Cobie Smulders
Genre: Comedy
Plot Keywords: children - sperm donor - pater familias
Plot: A man who, in his youth, donated copiously to a sperm bank discovers that he has fathered more than 500 children, someof whom want to meet him
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)
Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, sexual content, some drug material, brief violence and language
Country: USA
Language: English
Release Date: November 22, 2013 (USA)
Also Known As: Starbuck
Filming Locations: Schiller's Liquor Bar, 131 Rivington Street, New York City, New York, USA
Company Credits:
Production Co: DreamWorks SKG, Touchstone Pictures
Runtime: 103 min
Quotes: Yo No Soy David Wozniak!
Did You Know? - Trivia: Chris Pratt gained 60 pounds for the role.


I am not much of a Vince Vaughn fan although I have enjoyed watching him in some movies. I don't think some of the romantic comedies he made with Jennifer Anniston were good but I did like him in the one serious role he played as an abusive spouse in DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE.

I didn't know much about this movie but since I received complimentary free pre-release tickets, I went to see it.

I'm happy to say that I thoroughly loved this film.

David Wozniak, a man who works in his family's meat business as a meat deliverer, is really a failure in life and a disappointment both to his father and his long suffering policewoman girlfriend.

One day, David discovers that he has fathered 533 children through anonymous donations to a fertility clinic 20 years ago. Now he must decide how to handle the situation when 142 of them file a lawsuit to reveal his identity.

Given a file by the adoption agency of the 142 people involved in the lawsuit, he decides to visit a few of them one by one to see what has become of them and who they turned out to be. As it happens, he becomes involved in the lives of the kids he meets but keeps his identity secret from them. In each case he is able to befriend and assist them with their lives.

Because David becomes indebted to gangters due to bad money decisions, he needs cash to pay them back and prevent them from hurting or possibly killing him. He therefore enlists the aid of his friend Brett, an attorney who has never won a case, to sue the agency which will reveal his identity to his children for a large sum of money with which to pay the hoodlums.

Brett is the father of several children and is constantly warning David never to have children because they only make difficult the lives of their parents.

To complicate things more, he learns that his girlfriend is pregnant. When she confronts him with the news, his discomfort is so obvious that she is completely turned off to him and tells him to just go away.

David now has to figure out how to solve all the dilemnas of his wasted life.

The scenes between David and his children whom he annonymously befriends are so tender and beautiful that they make the movie the hit that it is. The contrast between the way he has so badly handled his own life with the way he helps improve the lives of those children is a well orchestrated counterpoint.

If you want to see a movie and leave feeling really, really good, see DELIVERY MAN.

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Credited cast, sorted by IMDb STARMETER:

Cobie Smulders ... Emma
Britt Robertson ... Kristen
Chris Pratt       ... Brett
Vince Vaughn ... David Wozniak
Jack Reynor       ... Josh
Bobby Moynihan ... Aleksy
Erin Gerasimovich ... Brett's 6 year old
Chris Hernandez ... Biological Son
Matthew Daddario ... Channing
Camille Kitt ... Twin Daughter
Ben Bailey
Takako Haywood ... Bloomingdale's Employee
Glenn Fleshler ... Coffee Shop Owner
Zivile Kaminskaite ... Donut shop waitress
Kiff VandenHeuvel ... Vince Vaughn (voice)

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