Vince Vaughn’s latest role in DreamWorks “Delivery Man“, tells the story of David Wozniak, as he goes from zero to hero in the feel good movie of the year! If you’re a Vince Vaughn fan and love some of his classics like “The Break-Up”, “Wedding Crashers”, or “Dodgeball”, then you’ll love him as the unexpected father of 533 children.
On the flip side, if you can take him or leave him, well you’re in for a treat, as Vaughn delivers a multi-faceted performance that had me laughing out loud, and shedding a few tears. And for the record, I’m not one that takes Kleenex to the movies!
David Wozniak is a meat delivery driver, best known for being the unreliable brother in the family owned business, Wozniak & Sons. Even when David tries to do the right thing, historically he makes a bad decision that haunts him. When his girlfriend Emma (Cobie Smulders) tells him she’s expecting, David’s “deer in the headlights” reaction is met with an ultimatum. Get a life, or get out of mine!
Learning you’re going to be a father for the first time can be life changing, but David is about to learn he’s already fathered 533 children. How does that even happen, well when you make 693 donations to a sperm bank… You know the adages about how the past can haunt you, and actions have consequences, those pretty much sum up the plot of “Delivery Man.”
On a mission to start doing the right thing, David turns to his best friend and attorney Brett (Chris Pratt) seeking counsel. While Brett works to protect the identity of “Starbuck” (David), his friend ignores all advice and begins covertly checking out some of his offspring. The film does a fantastic job of including children of different backgrounds, from the drug addict, the struggling actor, to the severely disabled child. Along the way, David learns to be less selfish, make smarter decisions, and that doing the right thing isn’t always easy.
Maybe the most important lesson, true even outside the scope of the film, “Nobody but the father can decide if they’re the father of the child.” Just because you’re the biological or adoptive father doesn’t mean you step up and fill the shoes.
I don’t remember the last time I saw a movie where the audience laughed as loud, or as often as they did during “Delivery Man.” As a parent, my favorite line was when Chris Pratt says, “I can say anything I want in front of my children, because they don’t listen to anything I say.” Um, yes, I can totally relate!
You can see “Delivery Man” in theaters when it opens tomorrow, November 22. “Like” Delivery Man on Facebook and follow @DeliveryManFilm on Twitter to see what audiences think of this heartwarming film.
Are you planning to see “Delivery Man”? What’s your favorite Vince Vaughn movie?