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Delivery Man (2013)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 22 November 2013 (USA)
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An affable underachiever finds out he's fathered 533 children through anonymous donations to a fertility clinic 20 years ago. Now he must decide whether or not to come forward when 142 of them file a lawsuit to reveal his identity.

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David Wozniak is a man who is irresponsible and unreliable which doesn't exactly endear him to his family and his girlfriend. And when she tells him that she's pregnant, she tells him, she plans to do it on her own because she can't count on him. One day a lawyer shows up and talks to him about the fact that twenty years ago he was a sperm donor for about a year and his sperm was used to father over 500 children. And now over 100 of them want to know who he is but because he signed a confidentiality agreement, they can't be told who he is. So they are going to court to try to get the confidentiality set aside. His lawyer tells him that they can win this. But when the lawyer who saw him gives him info on the ones who want to see him, he takes a peek at one and decides to go see him and not tell him he's the father. He then goes out and checks out some of his other children and doesn't tell them who he is and connects with them. His lawyer tells him it could jeopardize their case, ... Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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You're never quite ready for what life delivers.

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, sexual content, some drug material, brief violence and language | See all certifications »

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22 November 2013 (USA)  »

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Starbuck  »

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$26,000,000 (estimated)

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$7,944,977 (USA) (22 November 2013)

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$30,659,817 (USA) (14 March 2014)
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Despite the subject matter, Emma is the only mother in the movie. See more »

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When David confronts Emma, exclaiming that he deserves to be the father of Emma's baby, David bikes away after his little speech. While biking away one of his spokes blow out causing him to nearly hit an officer on the sidewalk, a very tame event. With the unhinged bicycle spokes David then decides to walk the bike. While he is walking the bike we hear the clicking as though the spokes we not unhinged, which visually isn't the case. See more »

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David: Emma... Will you marry me?
Emma: Won't you wanna wait and see if I get my figure back?
David: If you stay flabby, I promise I'll get flabby as well.
Emma: Wonder if that's the first time the word "flabby" has been used in a marriage proposal.
[she kisses him]
David: Emma... I'm Starbuck.
Emma: [whispers angrily] Why are you always scamming? God, how could you think that a marriage proposal would excuse the fact that you're the father of 533 children? David! God! No, this... this is no longer your child!
David: I wanna be very clear on...
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Wonderful, Glorious
Written by Mark Oliver Everett (as Mark O. Everett), Chet Lyster, Kool G. Murder (as Koool G Murder) and Derek "Knuckles" Brown
Performed by The Eels (as EELS)
Courtesy of Vagrant Records
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Wow not what i expected!
30 December 2013 | by See all my reviews

Firstly I will start by saying I am a huge comedy fan!, I have seen pretty much every major and a lot of indie comedies in the last decade. I have seen a lot of Vince Vaughn films and have to say I am not a big fan of his, he sometimes shines like in the Internship, but mainly is a stiff, one dimensional actor who delivers wooden performances.

His last film as I said was totally enjoyable, so I was open to seeing this as I thought maybe he has turned a corner and hell was I right!. He shows comedy timing brilliance and shows the one thing I have rarely seen from Vaughn... Emotion.

This film is as funny as it is deep! it is a joy to watch and is also just strangely gripping in a way most comedies do not succeed. He is an endearing character chasing his 500 odd children and most bring flashes of hilarity whilst the rest bring a nice emotional warmth.

You will definitely enjoy this film, after poor comedy outings such as this is the end, bad grandpa and the diabolical grown ups 2 this will restore faith that there will be some genuinely funny films that don't rely to much on swearing, sex and unnecessary shock humour such as casual racism and sexism.

Enjoy and prepare to laugh and say awwww until the film leaves you feeling like you've finally after a few months seen a truly great comedy film again.

If this is the standard Vaughn is now setting then I cant wait for the next one!!!!!


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