Kernel Rating (out of 5):
MPAA Rating: PG-13 Length: 103 minutes
Age Appropriate For: 13+. The movie is about a man whose donations to a fertility clinic accidentally resulted in more than 500 children, so there are a fair amount of masturbation-, pregnancy-, and sexually themed jokes. Also some cursing, drug use (and someone who beats an addiction fairly easily), heterosexual and homosexual kissing and relationships, and drinking.
‘Delivery Man,’ a remake of the Canadian film ‘Starbuck’ from the same director, tries an uneasy mix between sexually themed humor and heartwarming family drama. It’s a balance that doesn’t really work, instead falling too easily into faux-sentimental cliché.
By Roxana Hadadi
Vince Vaughn has always had a touch of sentimentality, of gentle-giant-ness, about him. As much as he’s a smooth-talking shuckster most of the time, in roles from “The Internship” to “The Dilemma” he always has a glimmer of conscience. In “Delivery Man,” that instinct is ratcheted up, but this uneven combination of family drama and sexually themed romp is too soft around the edges. The film’s one awkward group hug is indicative of “Delivery Man” overall—it means well, but it has too many moving parts that can’t come together cohesively into anything more than a gross overload of sentiment.