Delivery Man Friday, 03 April 2020

Delivery Man

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    M: Mature themes and infrequent coarse language.

  • The pitch:

    Starbuck reproduced.

  • Starring:

    Vince Vaugn, Chris Pratt, Cobie Smulders, Andrzej Blumenfeld, Simon Delaney, Bobby Moynihan, Dave Patten, Adam Chanler-Berat, Britt Robertson, Jack Reynor

  • Directed by:

    Ken Scott

  • Running time:

    105 minutes

  • Rated:

    M (Australia), 12A (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    People are tackled, held underwater, beaten. Theft, lying. Raised voices, arguing, shouting. Blood/gore: Meat carcasses, haunches being butchered. Pigs' blood on floor.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Ogling. Kissing (male-male). Shirtless men, swimwear, man in underwear, cleavage. Infidelity discussed. References to sex and sex acts.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Drug overdose (heroin), drug paraphernalia. Marijuana plants. Alcohol (beer, shots, wine), intoxication. A pregnant woman drinks alcohol. Bar setting. Rehab discussed.

  • LANGUAGE:

    F-words, a-words, b*tch, bastard. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamations. Slang for sex acts, masturbation jokes. Slang for bodily functions. Cultural, ethnic, gender stereotypes. Jokes about vegetarians, being gay.

  • THEMES:

    Fatherhood, sperm donation, half-siblings, birth complications, drug overdose, debt, civil rights, paternity, getting somebody fired, class action lawsuits, identity, privacy, butchering, family, underachievers, stalking, growing up, compassion, responsibility, drinking during pregnancy.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Hospital, butcher, bar, court settings. Attempted drowning, abortion mentioned. Resuscitation, ambulance, oxygen mask, woman in hospital bed. Taxidermy deer head, fish. Parking tickets, vehicle towed, job loss. Loss of bar license, bribery mentioned. Nose-picking, barbecuing meat, bonfire. Cuts of ham, sausages, butchered animal carcasses seen. Remake of French-Canadian film, Starbuck.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Well-cast, funny, likeable, sweet, touching, rare, special, charming, warm-hearted, fluffy, innocuous. Nice location shooting, genuine characters, buoyant tone, noteworthy turn from Vince Vaugn, Chris Pratt is hilarious, faithful retelling of Starbuck.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Predictable, schmaltzy, contrived, formulaic, exhausting, cliched, bland, flawed, stale, uneven. Broad premise, numerous plot holes, too many montages, punishing script, not as good as Starbuck.

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