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Film Review: 'Delivery Man'

Christianna Wiggins |
November 19, 2013 | 8:03 p.m. PST

Staff Reporter

Vince Vaughn gave a surprisingly heartfelt performance in Dreamwork's newest film "Delivery Man." Vaughn, and costars Cobie Smulders ("The Avengers") and Bobby Moynihan ("Saturday Night Live") deliver a truly well done comedy. 

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Vaughn plays David Wozniak, an irresponsible meat truck driver who learns that he fathered 533 children after giving multiple donations to a sperm bank under the alias "Starbuck." Now, 20 years after making the donations, 142 of the children want to meet David, and have sued the sperm bank to obtain his identity. 

The shocking news could not have come at a worse time for David. Not only is his on again/off again girlfriend Emma (Cobie Smulders) pregnant, but he also owes $80,000 to a loan shark, with interest.

As Emma opts to let David play a more fatherly role in her unborn child's life, David decides to look into who his children are. Once he locates the first child, who turns out to be a player on the New York Knicks, he has overwhelming feelings of pride and compassion that compel him to look up the other 141 kids.

Slowly but surely, David looks into more of his children's lives, and begins to lend an anonymous helping hand when he deems it necessary. Meanwhile, David's debt collectors are closing in on him and threaten his loved ones as a means of hurting him. 

The way in which David handles his situation is entertaining, yet endearing.

The stellar comedy cast kept the story humorous, but actress Cobie Smulders did a great job adding an element of drama to the movie. The unique plot is definitely not one that has been seen before, but the film is similar to other comedies that Vaughn has done in the past.

So if films like "The Watch" and "The Internship" are some of your favorites, or even if you're just looking for a meaningful comedy that'll actually make you laugh, this movie is a must see! 

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