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440. Delivery Man

Published July 8, 2014

Background info

Title: Delivery Man Director: Ken Scott Year: 2013 Run time: 1hr 45m

“Deliver driver David Wozniak has a life no one would envy and it gets a whole lot worse when he discovers he’s the father to 533 children through sperm donations he made 20 years earlier… with 42 of them bringing a lawsuit demanding to know the identity of their biological father. Struggling to comes to terms with his new situation David embarks on a hilarious journey to discover not only his true self, but the father he could become.”

Live blog

2:15 - He went down some steps and then up again. Why not just go through the door? 8:15 - He tries so hard! Argh. But she has a point. 9:57 - “My children do not pick up on the frequencies of my voice.” 12:14 - Nearly 700 donations? That seems like an awful lot. 14:34 - Love using the word complex. 16:28 - AC/DC!! The F1 must be starting. 18:24 - “My genes were on a professional basketball court.” 25:54 - “Every day you manage to push back the barriers of incompetence.” 28:03 - I don’t think they’re all going to work out that well. 33:54 - This is like the rock and a hard place thing. 38:28 - The mistimed dive is genius. 40:20 - Chris Pratt is the best bit about this so far. Needs more of him. 45:46 - It’s nice they’re showing a range of people, but also like they’re checking off a diversity list. 58:39 - It’s hard to storm off in oversized basketball gear. 1:07:33 - Let us pray. No, let us drink. 1:15:56 - He’s not a great lawyer but he’s still awesome. 1:22:43 - This way, he gets to bond with his kids and get the money as well. 1:24:39 - Oh, maybe not then. 1:29:11 - Why is Facebook the place to make such a confession? Bleurgh. 1:32:15 - Talk about your group hug.

Conclusions

I really wasn’t expecting much from this one, just your typical Vince Vaughn comedy where a ridiculous situation leads to a few laughs and a scene at the end where he truly has grown.

It was all of that, but actually it wasn’t that silly. The storyline was far-fetched but held down really well by the cast of characters - the long-suffering family, the pregnant girlfriend, and the fantastic worn-down lawyer. They held it together and that allowed the laughs to be bigger and the growth of the character even better.

I really enjoyed it, although I think there should have been more of Chris Pratt, who has the best friend sidekick role down to a T.

Rating: 4/5

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