The Delivery Man.


In my post on the film Blended, in the comments section, Chuck and I had exchanged notes on a couple of films and based on his recommendation, I had procured a DVD of The Delivery Man starring Vince Vaughn. I finally got the time to see it on Saturday but I had problems accessing my blog due to excessive attempts to log in by some spammer. My security apparatus simply locked me out as well and it took a while for my geek team to sort it all out.

I am glad that I took Chuck’s advise and got the DVD.

While the movie has been billed as a comedy-drama, there is little comedy but enough melodrama to get the viewers quite involved. The storyline is highly improbable but that is precisely why the movie is so appealing. The sheer magnitude of the problem of one man fathering 533 children and coming to see 142 of them personally is mind boggling enough and the aplomb with which Vince Vaughn delivers a performance is worth the money and time spent on it.

All the other actors come in more or less on cameo roles and Vaughn single handedly carries the responsibility to deliver a good movie. The direction throughout is impeccable and obviously Ken Scott and Vaughn have great empathy with each other to produce a very worthwhile film to watch.

If you like a single actor improbable story description appealing, do see it if you have not already.


The Break Up.

No, I have not broken up with any one.  I don’t have a significant other to break up with or from.  That is an interesting observation.  Is it break up with or break up from?  Since I can always escape saying that I am an indian, I leave it to the pundits who read this to decide and inform me.

The break up

For some strange reason, two completely different and also disparate people thought that I would like to see this film. Having seen it, I still cannot figure out why they thought so.

“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”
~ Leo Tolstoy.
And that is the message that this film conveys. The woman wants the man to change and the man wants the woman to change and change both do, but by the time that they do, it is too late.

I enjoyed watching Jennifer Aniston of ‘Friends’ in a movie role. I did not even know that she acts in movies but she did carry herself off well in the role.

Vince Vaughn plays his role with aplomb as he normally does.  In my opinion, this role underutilises his talent. Remember his role in The Jurassic Park?

The end came as a huge surprise and was very well handled by the director.

One rather odd feature of the film is that there are not many scenes where you can see both Vaughn and Aniston together or close to each other.  I wonder if this is due to the former being so much taller than she is!

Another feature of the film is that there is no scene like what is shown on the posters!

A pleasant way to pass an evening if nothing better is available.  Since there is nothing extraordinary about this film I will give it a [rating=4] .