Saturday, November 23, 2013

Delivery Man Review - 3 Stars

Vince Vaughn does a likable job in this remake of a delightful French-Canadian comedy called “Starbuck”—the story of a lovable misfit who over donates to a sperm bank for the money and thanks to a bit of a mishap winds up fathering more than five hundred children.  The kids –  now young adults  – get a lawyer and band together demanding to know their father’s identity.  Their representative delivers their profiles and Vaughn wanting to remain anonymous can’t resist finding some of them—even going so far as to help many of them out of various jams.  To add to the comedy he finds out his girlfriend (played appealingly by Cobie Smoulders) is pregnant.  So parenthood comes on top of parenthood.  “Delivery Man’ has some nice moments and gives Vaughn one of his better roles.  Don’t expect anything deep but do expect a good time, even if this remake doesn’t hit the stride of the original.  Does it deliver what it promises?  Pleasant comedy.  Is it entertaining?  Very funny and touching.  Is it worth the price of admission?  A good time.