UK Release: January 10th 2014
A remake of his own French comedy ‘Starbuck’, Ken Scott’s ‘DELIVERY MAN’ has Vince Vaughan as a sperm donor who, after the clinic makes a mix up, discovers he has fathered 550 children, 125 of which are wanting to know who he really is. Playing out, almost like a shot-by-shot remake of the original, this US remake has some very subtle and dry humour in it, which considering it’s a Vince Vaughan vehicle, it is rather surprising (yes let’s face it, on a paper a film which Vince Vaughan is fronting isn’t too enticing). Cobie Smulders and Chris Pratt (screen stealing here, with the films big laugh and added weight gain) offer decent and reliable support and its interesting to see Jack Raynor (star of the upcoming ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ and the brilliant ‘What Richard Did’) added to the mix. It does get a little sentimental at the end (however I do like the idea he is a ‘’Guardian Angel’’ over these kids) and amusing he finds that all his kids are very talented but it is refreshing to see Vaughan not trying to sell anything like he did in ‘The Internship’ with Google. Surprisingly more enjoyable then what I was expecting, and is something with I probably enjoyed more then what I should have done.