Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Delivery Man now out on DVD



Delivery Man came out on the Big Screen several months ago, but today it finally hits the DVD market on your local store shelves.  If you missed it, now's your chance to catch a heart-warming movie.

Movie Title:  Delivery Man
PG-13, 1 hour 43 minutes
Grade:  B+

In a Nutshell:  A feel-good movie by Ken Scott, this film is based on the true story of a sperm donor who discovers he has fathered 533 kids.  Less than a year before this one hit theaters, Ken Scott made a similar French-Canadian film entitled Starbuck which hardly anyone in the U.S. saw, but was a hit with our northern neighbors.  Cue Vince Vaughn for box office magic.  There is a sweet and goofy charm to both movies that will leave you smiling.

Uplifting theme: 
  • First of all, having kids really does make you better, as Vince Vaughn’s character David Wozniak says.  The film is not only about children searching for their father, but a father searching for meaning in his life.
  • As the tag line for the movie says: “You’re never quite ready for what life delivers.”  We all have heartaches and joys along the way.  The lesson is to learn from them and become better each day.

Things I liked: 
  • The movie asks some good questions that are worth discussing about adoption, donors, paternity and privacy.  Should adopted children have the right to know who their parents are since they never signed an anonymity clause?  What do YOU think? I'd love to read your comments below!
  • How I Met Your Mother: The Complete Series fans will love seeing Cobie Smulders in the role of Emma.
  • The misty-eyed sentiment is schmaltzy, but it still worked on me.
  • Look at the kids’ expressions right after Vince says David was his lover.
  • The likeable character Vince Vaughn plays has a heart of gold, despite his immature actions.  Thankfully, we get to watch him “grow up” and discover what’s truly important in life.

Things I didn’t like: 
  • Where are all of the mothers of these 533 children? 
  • So many films today treat fathers as invisible or irrelevant, so I must say that it’s nice to see one where fathers truly matter.  And they do.
  • I wouldn’t say this film is a straight out comedy; it’s more amusing than hilarious.

Tips for parents: There is some content that warrants caution for parents of younger children: 1 F-bomb, some other milder profanity, drug use and masturbation are implied, and two men kiss briefly on the lips.
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