Dreamworks Pictures released today in theaters Vince Vaughn latest picture, Delivery Man. The film is directed Ken Scott and also stars Chris PrattÂ with Cobie Smulders.
This is the story of affable underachiever David Wozniak, whose mundane life is turned upside down when he finds out that he fathered 533 children through sperm donations he made twenty years earlier. In debt to the mob, rejected by his pregnant girlfriend, things couldn’t look worse for David when he is hit with a lawsuit from 142 of the 533 twenty-somethings who want to know the identity of the donor. As David struggles to decide whether or not he should reveal his true identity, he embarks on a journey that leads him to discover not only his true self but the father he could become as well.
The film is actually very entertaining to watch and sit through with a run time of an 1 hour and 43 minutes. Going into the film I was expecting the typical Vince Vaughn role which has lead me to was already going against the film as the credits past by. As the story begins to unfold you start seeing a different side of
Vaughn a 40-year old boy turning into a responsible adult man as he learns that the 142 children from his donation start looking for him and trying to be a supportive part in their lives.
The acting in the film was lead easily by the increasingly great work of Chris Pratt. Pratt plays the part of Brett who is David Wozniak friend and lawyer. In each film he has appeared in you see the rise of this soon to be one of the biggest actors on the silver screen.
Cobie Smulders performance as Emma who is the love interest of Wozniak is well done and really pulls you into the story.
Lets be honest though it is not a perfect film and the story does have some slow parts that pause the pace of the story the acting helps pull it through to the finish line.
Overall, this is not a film that you will see garner Academy Award nods for the best picture of 2013, but it is a fun film that will not only surprise you but also pull at your heart strings. A film that is worth giving a chance and maybe even you will be surprised that is can be enjoyable.
If your looking at finding a movie that does not have the title Catching Fire at this time till once the crowds start thinning I would recommend buying a ticket to Delivery Man.