Magazine article Screen International

Delivery Man

Magazine article Screen International

Delivery Man

Article excerpt

Dir/scr: Ken Scott. US. 2013. 99mins

Vince Vaughn helps provide the Hollywood sheen in Delivery Man, writer-director Ken Scott's sweet but patchy US remake of his own hit French-Canadian comedy Starbuck. The feel-good tone could be a tricky sell to fans of Vaughn's edgier outings but it, and the story's non-conventional family theme, might work for a slightly more mainstream audience looking for holiday season diversion.

Adopting a kinder, gentler screen persona than usual, Vaughn brings his familiar slacker charm to the proceedings.

Disney's Touchstone label opens the DreamWorks production in the US on Nov 22 - a few days before the Thanksgiving holiday weekend - and will be hoping for a better start than those achieved by recent Vaughn under-performers like The Internship and The Watch. International openings - through Disney or Mister Smith Entertainment and its local partners - follow before or after Christmas.

Taking over the role filled in the original by Quebecois multi-hyphenate Patrick Huard, Vaughn plays David Wozniak, an affable 42-year-old underachiever who finds out that his youthful sperm donations have made him father to 533 children. When a group of the now-grown kids file a suit to make him reveal his identity, David has to face up to his past and consider his future with girlfriend Emma (Cobie Smulders, from The Avengers). …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.