Flash Movie Review: Delivery Man

Walking down the grocery store aisle can be dangerous for me. Besides my desire for foods that are not the healthiest, my eyes can easily spot the words “new” and “improved” on any package. When it comes down to it I am a marketer’s dream shopper because I am easily swayed to try new food items. If they fit into my world of approved foods I am always adventurous to bring home new stuff and taste it. Sometimes I hit the jackpot when the product tastes so good, I do not want to brush my teeth for hours, letting the sumptuous taste linger in my mouth as long as possible. Other times it is a bust and I bring it to the office, hoping someone will get a positive experience from it. When it comes to a product’s packaging that claims a new fuller taste or improved flavor, I am aware it is more of a gamble. I have been disappointed when I brought the package home only to find the improvement consisted of shrinking the size of the food. To make matters worse, I can see it was done to make the package look fuller, but the net weight was reduced and I am being charged the same price as the former package. Stuff like this ticks me off as I am sure it would you too. I have to tell you I felt the same way about this comedy remake of the French Canadian film Starbuck, which I reviewed here previously. This American version starred Vince Vaughn (The Internship, Couples Retreat) as David, a delivery driver who discovered he was the father to 533 children, due to a mixup at the fertility clinic he donated at years ago. If a film studio wants to do a remake I do not have an issue with it. However, if it is going to be done I expect to see and experience things differently than the original; otherwise, what is the point? The biggest flaw in this movie was Vince Vaughn. I am tired of him playing the same role now in every one of his movies, it does not provide any entertainment value to his films. Supporting characters Brett, played by Chris Pratt (Moneyball, Wanted) and Emma, played by Cobie Smulders (Safe Haven, Now I Met Your Mother-TV) at least tried to act in this dud. Another thing that annoyed me was the obvious manipulation of emotions the writers were trying to do in the script. It did not work for me. Save your money by skipping this film and go rent Starbuck instead.

 

1 3/4 stars

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From a long line of movie afficionados, one brother was the #1 renter of movies in the country with Blockbuster, I am following in the same traditions that came before me. To balance out the long hours seated in dark movie theaters, I also teach yoga and cycling. For the past 3 years, I have correctly picked the major Oscar winners... so join me as we explore the wonder of movies and search for that perfect 4 star movie.

Posted on November 27, 2013, in Comedy and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. I agree about Vince Vaughn. He’s an appealing likeable actor, but he’s the same guy over and over in different roles. I hope he gets better and far more varied roles in the future.

    Also, I’m thinking about the storyline of his character having fathered 533 kids. If they’re all in the same city… the risk of inbreeding…eww! Haha!

    • You are a riot to think of that angle about the kids. I would like to see Vince play a darker character, maybe a villain for a change. Thanks for the comment; it is always good to hear your thoughts.

  2. I’m getting bored of Vaughn’s schtick too. He really needs to try something different

  3. You add the the chorus of negativity surrounding this film. Should I ever see if, we’ll see if I agree.

  4. Will definitely take you advice and skip this one. I just saw an ad for it, touting it as the “feel-good movie of the year.” Even the premise doesn’t scream out warm and fuzzy. Thanks for doing the leg-work for me so I can save my money for a good film! 🙂

  5. Zum 1 Advenz wünsche ich dir alles gute ja jetzt wird die Weihnahtszeit eingeläutet viele Grüße Klaus

  6. oh no. I love vince vaughn. I love his add-lib. I heard from another source this was not a very good movie. I was really hoping it was a hoax. shoooot.

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