Disclaimer: I was provided an advanced screening of this movie in order to facilitate this Delivery Man Movie Review #DeliveryManMovie post. All opinions expressed below are 100% mine and mine alone unless otherwise stated. Please do your own research before committing to purchase a product or service as your opinions may vary.
- Directed By: Ken Scott
- Writers: Ken Scott(screenplay) and Martin Petit (original screenplay)
- Runtime: 103 minutes
- Rated: PG-13 for thematic elements, sexual content, some drug material, brief violence and language
- Language: English
- Company: Dreamworks SKG and Touchstone Pictures
David Wozniac(Vince Vaughn) is a below average every day meat delivery man for his father's local meat store. His life really isn't going anywhere and his on-again off-again girlfriend, Emma (more off-again at that moment)(Cobie Smulders) has had enough.
Especially when she finds out some shocking news that has her laying down the law: either David shapes up or ships out!
That's not the least of David's worries though; through the visit of an unknown lawyer, he's informed his multiple visits and donations to a sperm bank 20 years ago has lead to him fathering 533 children, all of which have petitioned the courts to find out who their real father is.
With the help of his kind-of lawyer friend Brett(Chris Pratt), they fight to have his identity kept a secret from all 533 children, his girlfriend Emma, and the world, but as David gets to know his children in a very unconventional way, his attitude and life shift, leading him to finally grow up and learn what fatherhood is all about.
When invited to an advanced screening of this film back in July, I didn't really know much about it. It had Vince Vaughn in it, so I went ahead and assumed it would have his overly comedic signature "style," which I was a little hesitant about because I'm not much on those types of films.
Having sat through the whole movie, I can honestly say I was 110% wrong!
While the movie definitely still has Vaughn's comedic touch to it which has you laughing throughout the whole thing, it also has amazing heart and warmth to it. You question the storyline in the beginning not sure where the plot is going to take you but as you sit and watch, you're brought to tears (at least I was) at how incredibly heartwarming Vaughn's character turns out to be.
The acting is definitely top notch in this movie as is the storyline! Yes, it is a little predictable but with how amazing this movie is you're not really going to care.
You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll definitely love this movie!