1 The Mickey Mindset: Delivery Man Blu-Ray Review

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Delivery Man Blu-Ray Review

Mitchell Stein- When David Wozniak (Vince Vaughn) finds out he's the father to 533 children through donations he made to a fertility clinic twenty years earlier, he learns that a fraction of his children want to meet him. Against the will of his best friend and lawyer Brett (Chris Pratt) and while trying to mend the relationship that he has with his girlfriend Emma (Cobie Smulders), David decides to set out and see how his children turned out. Along the way he starts to find himself waist deep in the situation.

The Disney-owned film, under the Touchstone Pictures banner is based on the Quebec french film Starbuck, and adapted for an American film by director Ken Scott.
The film starts off with some nice comedic moments from Vince Vaughn's character playing the typical immature adult. However, it gradually shifts into a more sentimental film. As we watch David interact with his children, often ranging from some comical moments with them, but then we get the genuine and sincere moments where David begins to open his eyes to the world. From the outside, the film looks like another average comedy, but in the long run it runs so much deeper and sentimental. It is a major treat to see Vince Vaughn's character interact with younger actors who play his children and as he takes on a more serious role that we rarely see from the actor in his films. When Vaughn has to express his sentimental side, he really nails it.

Apart from the sentimental moments, Vaughn also has lots of fun chemistry with Chris Pratt (Parks and Rec, The Lego Movie, Guardians of the Galaxy) who plays his best friend and is the father of four children, who is constantly discouraging David to go after any of his 533 kids. The relationship between the two characters is brilliant and there's some good and funny moments together. Pratt delivers much of the film's comedy himself and easily steals the show in most of the scenes.

There's more fun to be found on the Blu-Ray with the bonus features, even though there's not many in number to be found. My favorite feature would have to be Building Family which takes a look at the casting of 142 different actors to play David's children in the film. Lots of behind the scenes looks, interviews and such are to be found. It's an interesting look at the behind the scenes work that went into this movie.
Then, there's Vince Vaughn: Off the Cuff where Vince Vaughn does improv. Really! Talk about great bonus features!

Then, there's Bloopers, and a Deleted Scene. As I said, not an enormous amount of bonus features to be found, but they're a lot of fun and it adds to the home release of the movie quite well.

Overall, Delivery Man earns the ranks as one of the surprise "feel-good" films of the year. It will have you laughing and by the end it can leave you with tears of joy and a smile on your face.

Touchstone's Delivery Man is now available on Blu-Ray and DVD. Rated PG-13. 

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