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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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Ken Scott

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Ken Scott (written for the screen by), Ken Scott (original screenplay "Starbuck") | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vince Vaughn ... David
Chris Pratt ... Brett
Cobie Smulders ... Emma
Andrzej Blumenfeld ... Mikolaj
Simon Delaney ... Victor
Bobby Moynihan ... Aleksy
Dave Patten ... Adam
Adam Chanler-Berat ... Viggo
Britt Robertson ... Kristen
Jack Reynor ... Josh
Amos VanderPoel ... Taylor
Matthew Daddario ... Channing
Jessica Williams ... African American Spa Worker
Leslie Ann Glossner ... Young Romantic Girl
Derrick Arthur ... Young Boozer
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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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Language:

English

Release Date:

22 November 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Starbuck See more »

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Budget:

$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,215,000, 24 November 2013, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$30,664,106

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$70,541,159
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The Clinic David donated to was called the Graboski-Levitt Clinic, which may be a reference to Vaughn's characters last name "Grabowksi" in the movie The Break up. See more »

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Ryan is one of the 142 children of David, who applied a request to disclose the identity of their biological father. However, Ryan is severely disabled, how did he made the request? See more »

Quotes

David: Congratulations, "darling".
Brett: I had it. I had pitched the perfect game, and I had to screw the whole thing up. My mother saw the whole thing on TV.
David: She must have been surprised to find out that you had a male lover.
Brett: No. She said she always suspected it. She told me we would make a lovely couple.
David: And your kids?
Brett: They think it's cool.
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Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #22.33 (2013) See more »

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So Shy
Written by Richard Myhill
Courtesy of APM Music
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Limited laughs but with some heart
22 October 2014 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

David Wozniak (Vince Vaughn) is irresponsible and needs $80k after investing in a pyramid scheme. He works for the family meat shop. His latest scheme is to start growing pot. His girlfriend Emma (Cobie Smulders) tells him that she's pregnant. She decides to raise the baby by herself rather than relying on him. His lawyer friend Brett (Chris Pratt) warns him against children. Then a lawyer from the sperm bank tells him that his donations spawned 533 children and many of them are suing to discover his identity. He is given the kids' profiles and starts getting involved in their lives.

This has some limited laughs. To me, Vaughn is wearing out his welcome as a comedian. He is better off trying to transition away from his loudmouth brash character. This movie has more heart than laughs anyways. It works better as a light drama. He works quite well in that capacity. However I wish this has more substance. With so many kids, this feels a mile wide and an itch deep. There are apparently no other parents in any of these kids' lives. Also I don't like the $100k debt story. That part takes the story to a different place which conflicts with the general tone of the movie.


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