Delivery Man With Vince Vaughn Delivers Big Smiles

When I was in Chicago for BlogHer13 in July, I was invited to see a screening of Delivery Man with Vince Vaughn. This movie is sure to be a hit with the whole family with its great story and cast. The movie is actually a remake of a 2011 French-Canadian comedy “Starbuck.” The title for the movie is pretty cheeky as it is derived from the name of  a breeding bull that has a record-setting number of offspring. The movie itself is about a pretty run of the mill guy who finds he has fathered 533 kids. The movie was directed by Ken Scott, who also direct the American version starring Vince Vaughn. Scott explained the idea for the movie came from his co-screenwriter, Martin Petit, who had the idea to write a story about a man who had 150 children through fertility donation. About a month into writing the story, the pair heard a story about a real guy who had fathered 400 kids, so they decided to make the number in the movie higher.  “Starbuck” premiered at the Toronto Film Festival, where it was selected as runner-up for the People’s Choice Award. The film went on to be named Most Popular Canadian Film at the 2011 Vancouver Film Festival, and upon its theatrical release, became the most successful Quebec-made film that year.

Delivery Man With Vince Vaughn Is Full Of Fun

Delivery Man With Vince Vaughn Is Full Of Fun

In the Disney version with Vince Vaughn as the main main, David Wozniak, the story line is much like that of “Starbuck”. Wozniak is a pretty normal guy who works as a delivery man for the family meat company. He has a huge heart and a beautiful girlfriend, but he cannot quite seem to get his life together. When he finds out he is the biological father of 533 children and 142 of them are suing to learn his identity, everything changes for him. David decides he wants to do the right thing and and for once, be held accountable for his actions. He proceeds to track down his kids and begins looking out for them. He soon finds himself  getting emotionally involved with these kids emotionally.

David wants to see them excel in life, so like an undercover guardian angel,  he offers them advice, encouragement or a shoulder to cry on. He soon sees all the precious things in life he has been missing and what it means to be a dad. David’s girlfriend, Emma (Cobie Smulders), tells David she is pregnant and knowing David, her expectations of his involvement are minimal.  What a surprise she is in for when she sees David transform from a not so reliable to a pretty stand up guy. The movie is full of laughter, some tears and most of all, you will leave with a smile on your face and a full heart! You can follow Delivery Man on Facebook as well as Twitter and it can be seen in theaters across the country.

  • Cast: Vince Vaughn, Chris Pratt, Cobie Smulders
  • Director: Ken Scott
  • Producer: André Rouleau
  • Executive Producers: Ray Angelic, Scott Mednick, Mark Sourian
  • Screenplay by: Ken Scott

Based on: The original screenplay “Starbuck,” written by Ken Scott and Martin Petit