Friday, 22 November 2013
Vince Vaughn, Chris Pratt, Cobie Smulders
imi designo said on Friday, December 06, 2013 1:11:56 PM
Having seen director Ken Scott's original French Canadian film "Starbuck" last year, it was jarring watching this (almost shot for shot) remake of his own film. I wish someone pulled old clips of Siskel and Ebert and Ebert & Roeper critiquing filmmakers on unnecessary remakes of good films for Mr Scott. In this case, none of the benefits of having a bigger budget, well known actors, or greater New York locations showed up on screen. Sadly, Mr Scott cut a crucial fertility clinic prologue scene from the original (which Stern fans would appreciate) but he added a sappy (unnecessary) final hospital scene to the remake. The original film was better acted, more intricate in terms of shot selection and transitions, pacing was better, it was touching and perhaps less funny, and the color pallette was perfect for Montreal and to represent the "feeling" of what a man in that situation would be. I suspect if these two movies appeared on Netflix together at some point, the original film would kick the view count ass of the remake.
kathy braxton said on Saturday, November 30, 2013 10:26:13 AM
great feel good movie .....4 stars!
DCWhatthe said on Monday, November 25, 2013 8:25:11 PM
Intellectually, maybe Roeper is right about this film.
But, I loved it. I thought this was Vince's best, of his recent films.
Cried several times. My wife also enjoyed it, though not as much.
Justin Hamaker said on Friday, November 22, 2013 10:50:19 PM
I found Delivery Man to a pleasant movie, but nothing substantial. I would have liked to see the movie go deeper into the relationships he develops with his children. The small number who we are introduced to are never really developed beyond the basic sketch of a character, and the story never revisits the conflicts that brought them together with David. I also think the movie missed an opportunity by not exploring some of the sibling relationships.