Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Year 3 Day 83

movie: Delivery Man
starring: Vince Vaughn, Chris Pratt
genre: Comedy, Drama
year: 2013
format: Shaw Video On Demand

plot: A slacker finds out he is the biological father of 533 children from his time as a donor, at the same time as learning his current girlfriend tells him she's pregnant.

This is the remake of the French-Canadian film from 2011 called Starbuck.

I would have liked to have seen the original first, but that just wasn't in the cards.  This was actually really good. Funny in all the proper places, and touching enough to balance the crazy notion of the plot. 

The idea that that many women would choose the same profile as their anonymous donor is slightly scary.  But, the film itself tackles a real question/issue; should the privacy clause to things like this be waved? 
In the film, we see the lead character decide to take responsibility for his past while still fighting to keep the right to keep it a secret. Along the way, the question of what's really family is brought up, as well as the basic privacy contract.

I have to admit, I laughed out loud with the little fact they made the Vaughn character a "meat delivery guy" who works for the family butcher shop. Every time the little fact was brought up my inner Beavis and Butthead came out.... he said he brings the meat...

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