Originally starting life as a Canadian film called Starbuck, Ken Scott has directed a remake of his own film recycled and repackaged as Delivery Man.
This time Scott has employed Vince Vaughn to helm his film about David Wozniak, a delivery man who’s stuck in a dead end job, his debts are stacking up and now his girlfriend’s pregnant. She doesn’t hold much hope for David to prove himself as a good dad and it’s safe to say that he hasn’t done much in his life to shout about up to this point.
But Dave suddenly finds out, thanks to a mishap in a sperm bank in 1994, he has unwittingly fathered children… 533 to be exact… and now his children are suing the fertility clinic to discover the identity of their father.
…it’s fair to say that Vince Vaughn has starred in a few good films…
Given the profiles of the children involved in the lawsuit, David is warned by his friend and lawyer not to open them. Of course David doesn’t listen and ends up setting out to find his children and help them without revealing his true identity.
I think it’s fair to say that Vince Vaughn has starred in a few good films (Into the Wild springs to mind), but he’s also had a lot of stinkers too, so you can understand my lack of enthusiasm when I started watching the trailer.
…perfect for a rainy day when you just need a bit of light comedy…
However, as I sat watching I felt as though this could be the kind of film perfect for a rainy day when you just need a bit of light comedy. Watching the trailer you know what you’ll get – something a little bit mushy and a bit clichéd, but also (and most importantly) a bit of fun.
Ken Scott’s Starbuck opened to mixed reviews; now the question is whether his film can do better this time around?