Pauls Valley, OK, Pauls Valley Democrat


May 16, 2014

‘Delivery Man’ somehow makes crude topic heartwarming

DVD Review — Despite all the brainwashing and guilt laden efforts to convince many sheltered individuals otherwise, one can take some of the most risqué subject matter available and craft more than just a shiny turd. Sure, quite a bit of that is still only good for dumb fun, but I’d rather save serious condemnation for far more serious crimes that happen in the real world.

Today’s title might very well send more than a few prudes into cardiac arrest over the “sinful” plot driving the overall story, but can be downright hilarious for those not ashamed of human nature. It’s probably the most balanced picture by the lead actor since “Dodgeball” and maybe the most heartwarming to date. I was far more entertained by “Delivery Man” than I initially expected and feel no more damned than usual for partaking.

Our tale follows the rather sad and uninteresting life of butcher shop delivery man Dave Wozniak (Vince Vaughn), who can’t seem to stabilize his life be it owing a ton of money to thugs or finding out that his girlfriend Emma (Cobie Smulders) is pregnant with his child. Despite saying he wants to turn his life around and be there as a father, no one seems to take this sentiment seriously, including his lawyer friend Brett (Chris Pratt), who is stuck in a sea of miniature people.

However, his life dives into the most extreme versions of chaotic and interesting when a lawsuit is filed seeking Dave’s identity after a large chunk of 500 children spawned from his donated DNA seek information about their father. Though he has the most air tight case ever to never be revealed, he instead risks everything in a hilarious scenario where he tries to secretly stalk and help as many of them as possible. Perhaps his family and others do accept this reality a bit too well when it all is said and done, but for some reason it is really hard to knock the guy for doing more for people he doesn’t know than some who are supposed to be veteran parents.

Text Only
Business Marquee

  • How You Want It When You Want It Today's Pauls Valley Democrat

    Now you can view and download the Democrat right to your desktop on the day the paper is published. Click here to get more information on the Democrat's e-Edition.





    e-mail request to

    April 20, 2011 1 Photo 1 Link

AP Video
Crashed Air Algerie Plane Found in Mali Israel Mulls Ceasefire Amid Gaza Offensive In Case of Fire, Oxygen Masks for Pets Mobile App Gives Tour of Battle of Atlanta Sites Anti-violence Advocate Killed, but Not Silenced. Dempsey: Putin May Light Fire and Lose Control Arizona Prison Chief: Execution Wasn't Botched Calif. Police Investigate Peacock Shooting Death Raw: Protesters, Soldiers Clash in West Bank Police: Doctor Who Shot Gunman 'Saved Lives' 'Modern Family' Star on Gay Athletes Coming Out MN Twins Debut Beer Vending Machine DA: Pa. Doctor Fired Back at Hospital Gunman Raw: Iowa Police Dash Cam Shows Wild Chase Obama Seeks Limits on US Company Mergers Abroad Large Family to Share NJ Lottery Winnings U.S. Flights to Israel Resume After Ban Lifted Official: Air Algerie Flight 'probably Crashed' TSA Administrator on Politics and Flight Bans Raw: National Guard Helps Battle WA Wildfires