Movie Review - Delivery Man

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

I was interested in this movie mainly because I was intrigued by the interesting story plot. I was thinking, "THIS GUY HAS AWESOME SPERMS MAN! 533 children with his sperm donations! Is this a Marvel or DC superhero movie... THE SPERM-MAN?"

Unfortunately.. no.

"Look lady, when's your kid getting off BECAUSE I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOREVER TO RIDE IT"

Movie Title - Delivery Man

Genre: (It's a laughing baby genre)

Synopsis: Vince Vaughn plays a typical "useless man" in the movie - unreliable, underachiever, and owe lots of money. One random day, a lawyer appeared in his house, and told him that he is the father of 533 children because of his EXCESSIVE sperm donations 20 years ago, and also because his sperms were the BEST (LOL). And 142 of these 533 children went to court together, demanding to see their biological father. 

Of course when he donated his sperms, he signed the confidentiality agreement so it's not so easy for them to know their real father. He stands to get a large amount of compensation as well if he wins the lawsuit, which he can use to pay his debt. 

So you get to see the morality conflicts - if he does not reveal his identity, he repays his debts but his "children" will be sad, if he reveals who he is, his "children" will be happy but his family dies due to the loansharks. WHO WILL HE CHOOSE? IS THERE A HAPPY ENDING? (not the Thai-massage happy ending please.. tsk tsk you people.)

Review: To be honest, I have never really liked Vince Vaughn's movies, except for Wedding Crashers. His kind of funny is not my type of funny. But in this movie, the laughs are there because of the absurdity of the whole situation. And the scriptwriters were brilliant in juxtaposing the audience by having scenes saying it is disastrous to have babies, then came the news that he has not 1, not 2, not 3, not 4, not 5, not 6, not 7, not 8...................... not 532 but 533 CHILDREN.

I went into this expecting it to be a full-on comedy. But in actual fact it is half comedy, half life lessons. You get to see how he interacts with his daughter who can't seem to quit drugs, his son who has his dream audition of being an actor but can't go because he is stuck in his cafe job, and a son who has down-syndrome. Half of the movie you are laughing, half of the movie you are like "AWWWWWWWW, I am touched". 

It is a good movie that you should watch on a TGIF because it will warm your heart for the weekend. A little chuckle, a little AWWW and you will walk out of the theatre feeling slightly jovial :D

Stay back for: No after credits, nothing. NOTHING.. T.T

Rating (out of 5 Evilbeans):


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