I received a complimentary copy of Delivery Man in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
I’ve been a huge fan of Vince Vaughn since I first saw him in Swingers years ago. If he’s in a movie, chances are I want to see it. Not just because he’s a good-looking guy, either. He’s just a fantastic actor, especially when it comes to comedy. I received my copy of Delivery Man before it even came out, but I’m having blu-ray problems. Namely, a lack of a working one, so I had to wait to watch it at a friend’s house.
If you haven’t already seen previews or heard about the movie, in Delivery Man, Vince Vaughn plays a meat delivery guy named David who is in a bit of a financial bind. By “bit of a bind,” I mean that Russians are coming to drown him if he doesn’t come up with $80,000 real quick. His girlfriend also announces that she’s pregnant and doesn’t think he’s responsible enough to be a father. Funny, though, because the moment she says it, David wants nothing more than to be a dad when his baby arrives. Eventually, his girlfriend lets him be a “father on probation.”
Turns out, David is already a dad…to 533 children! See, he donated quite a bit at “the bank” in his younger years and the sperm bank ended up giving his specimen to every single woman who came through their doors. While David wants to remain anonymous, about 143 of his kids really want to know who their father is and are petitioning the court to let them find out. David wants to get to know these kids without them knowing him, so throughout the movie he interacts with them in different ways. Meanwhile, his lawyer/best friend keeps telling him he mental issues!
I don’t want to ruin anything for you so I’ll stop there. I thought Delivery Man was a fun comedy. I love the character of David because he’s totally off his rocker at times yet doesn’t seem to realize it. He’s trusting, kind and really wants to do the right thing. While I wouldn’t recommend watching this with the kids (unless you want to explain things like sperm banks, “flying solo” and so on), it’s perfect for a movie night date at home.
Delivery Man Bonus Features
Bonus features vary depending on the retailer, but may include:
- Building Family (Blu-ray & Digital)
- Vince Vaughn: Off The Cuff (Blu-ray & Digital)
- “I Got The Part” (Blu-ray & Digital)- You’ll understand what this one is about once you watch the movie
- Bloopers (Blu-ray, DVD & Digital)- These are always my favorite bonus features, as they’re just so fun to watch!
- Deleted Scene: You Are Under Arrest (Blu-ray, DVD & Digital)- Check that out right now:
Q&A with Cobie Smulders
Delivery Man also starred Cobie Smulders, from How I Met Your Mother. Check out a bit of Q&A with Smulders (courtesy of Click Communications, I wasn’t lucky enough to actually talk to her in person, although that would totally rock!)
1. Tell us a little bit about your character Emma and who she is when we first meet her.
A: Well, we first meet Emma through David. He comes to her door very late at night, and he’s trying to kind of make up to her. He hasn’t been in touch for a while, and Emma has been trying to get in touch with David because she’s pregnant. Emma is a New York City police officer, which we don’t find out until after we see David grow up, which is a really funny reveal. And she’s sort of battling with the idea of this man being her child’s father. Will he support her? Is he a good father figure? And so it’s a journey for both of them in a way that Emma learns to trust David, and David grows up.
2. Why does she have any doubt about him being a good father?
A: He’s one of those guys who’s so sweet, and he’s so charming, and everybody loves him, but he’s just not really dependable. And I think for someone like Emma, who is so by the book, who is a police officer, who is much more organized, having this person in her life can be very frustrating. And at the end, I think there’s a realization that he sort of mellows her out, and he makes her very happy. And so she decides to stick it out with him.
3. David is determined to prove to Emma that he can be a good father. How does he do that?
A: Yes. When Emma reveals to David that she’s pregnant, he kind of goes on a quest to prove to her that he could be a good father. And he does this sort of by recommitting to his job, and there’s also the addition of him finding out that he is the father of 533 children. It’s almost like he doesn’t have to prove it to her first, but he has to prove it to himself first. And he does this by contacting some of his children, not as himself, not as their father, but as an outsider and sort of a guardian angel in a way, and he comes into their life and tries to do something good.
4. What did you think of his dilemma?
A: I feel like David has a really good heart. And it’s a huge dilemma for him to reveal his identity because he’s taking on a huge responsibility, and he’s also admitting to the world that he’s the one that everybody believes is such a bad guy. So it’s a very hard dilemma, but I think in the end his heart wins.
5. Why do you think Vince is the right actor to play David?
A: Vince is very charismatic. And he is extremely charming. And you know what I like about Vince? I love Vince’s laugh. Vince’s laugh is contagious. He’s obviously very funny, but he’s so great at these sweet moments that are required. And I think he’s always somebody that you’d root for. Everything I’ve seen him in, you want him to win. You want him to be the good guy. You’re sort of rallying behind him. But he’s just so funny.
Delivery Man is available nationwide at your favorite Blu-Ray retailers.