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Kyla’s Movie Review ‘Delivery Man’ is feel-good entertainment

DELIVERY MAN (PG-13) - Starring Vince Vaughn, Chris Pratt, Cobie Smulders, Andrzej Blumenfeld and Adam Chanler-Berat. This is a comedy about a lovable loser named David (Vaughn), who finds himself in extraordinary circumstances and somehow makes it all right. He drives the delivery truck for the family butcher shop and is a bit of a screw-up. When we first meet him he is deeply in debt to some loan sharks and desperate for money. His girlfriend Emma (Smulders) announces she’s pregnant and doesn’t think he’d make a very responsible father. The truck with the uniforms for the butcher shop’s basketball team has just been towed for unpaid parking tickets. In short, David’s life is a mess. That’s when he’s notified that David’s not the only one who has screwed up. It seems that back in his twenties, he made a lot of money as a very frequent depositor at a sperm bank. They seem to have gone through a period where they were using his seed exclusively, and now he is the biological father of 533 children. Worse, 142 of them have filed a class action lawsuit to break the confidentiality agreements the sperm bank signed with him and make his identity public so they can know their father. The focus of the story is how David––and his lawyer Brett (Pratt)––fight the lawsuit. While the lawyer sees this as the opportunity to vindicate a failing legal career, David becomes curious about his adult “children” and starts seeking them out one by one. Without revealing himself, he helps them in different ways, discovering something to live for beyond himself. This is a sweet and mildly amusing film. It’s feel-good entertainment. RATING: B-