Delivery Man: Story delivers this time around

Gary Wolcott, atomictown.comNovember 22, 2013 

Film Review Delivery Man

This image released by Disney DreamWorks II Distribution Co. shows Vince Vaughn, left, and Chris Pratt in a scene from "Delivery Man". (AP Photo/Disney-DreamWorks II Distribution Co., Jessica Miglio)


Writer/director Ken Scott released this two years ago as Starbuck. Different actors but basically the same screenplay. It went nowhere. Enter comedian Vince Vaughn and a new title, Delivery Man.

This one ought to do a bit better at the box office.

Vaughn is David. He's a meat delivery driver for the family business, aimlessly wandering through life. He's in debt to mafia types after looking for a big score. In his youth, he was a sperm donor and finds out that his seed spawned 533 children 20 years ago. David decides the right thing to do is to meet them anonymously.

Using a cast of mostly unknowns, Scott's film is a sometimes sweet story that plays to Vaughn's comedic strengths and passable dramatic skills. Though Delivery Man is flawed just about everywhere, it somehow manages to deliver.

Director: Ken Scott

Stars: Vince Vaughn, Chris Pratt

Mr. Movie rating: 3 1/2 stars

Rated PG-13 for mature themes. It's playing at Regal's Columbia Center 8, the Fairchild Cinemas 12 and at Walla Walla Grand Cinemas.

5 stars to 4 1/2 stars: Must see on the big screen

4 stars to 3 1/2 stars: Good film, see it if it's your type of movie.

3 stars to 2 1/2 stars: Wait until it comes out on DVD.

2 stars to 1 star: Don't bother.

0 stars: Speaks for itself.

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