Delivery Man tells the story of underachiever and bum, David Wozniak (Vince Vaughn) and his path to parenthood. The film is a remake of the French/Canadian film Starbuck made in 2011 by the same director, Ken Scott.
Due to David’s anonymous sperm donations 20 years previous, he becomes the father of 533 children and faces an array of problems – whether he should reveal his identity and become an active father, being rejected by his pregnant girlfriend (Cobie Smulders), lack of money and a lawsuit against him.
Vaughn just about carries this film through, but it’s nothing to write home about. The concept is implausible and the ‘comedy’ is not really funny.
There are few heartfelt moments and the question is addressed whether anyone is really ever ready for parenthood. There is a sense of faith in overcoming problems, but don’t expect much more than that. (LK)
BY LYNDSAY KENWRIGHT