Last night I attended an advanced screening of Delivery Man, the story of affable underachiever David Wozniak, whose mundane life is turned upside down when he finds out he fathered 533 children through sperm donations he made 20 years ago. In debt to the mob and rejected by his pregnant girlfriend, things couldn’t get much worse when he’s hit with a lawsuit from 142 of the 533 children who want to know the identity of the donor. As David struggles with whether or not he should reveal his identity, he embarks on a journey that leads him to discover how he is and the father he could become.
Delivery Man tries to be a feel-good movie with ample sentiment, yet parts of it come off as manipulative with unrealistic silly plotlines, the movie comes to an ending straight out of a Disney movie. The movie indulges in clichés and Vaughn’s typical crude slacker humor a bit heavily in the beginning. That made it a bit difficult for me to believe in his ultimate transformation.
Whatever success Delivery Man has will be attributed to the lead performance by Vince Vaughn who plays David with a balance of good-natured loser, sarcastic New Yorker and eventually troubled guy trying to do the right thing.
With appealing actors, and a handful of scenes that will tug at heartstrings, Delivery Man will leave audiences with a grin. It’s not a movie that’s made to change your view on life or anything like that, but if you need a cheesy feel-good, and you don’t mind some crude language, you’ll have fun watching Delivery Man.
This movie is rated PG-13 due to brief violence and language, as well as some drug content.