Parents' Guide to

Delivery Man

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Instant-fatherhood comedy features unexpected heavy moments.

Movie PG-13 2013 103 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 15+

Good comedy

It’s a good comedy about tho guy who, with sperm donations, created 533 children. Very funny and also touches on some serious topics. It’s a fun movie to watch if you’re bored.

This title has:

Great messages
Too much sex
Too much swearing
age 11+

Great dramedy has some risqué things in it

Some talk about sperm donation and masterbation and some language

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6):
Kids say (9):

Audiences expecting the typical Vaughn comedy will be disappointed with how serious this comedy can get. It tackles tough issues you wouldn't expect in a jokey movie about a guy whose overeager sperm donations resulted in hundreds of kids. What's more, the serious bits are off-putting and slightly shocking, from the casual way Brett -- in front of his kids -- tells David he should tell Emma to get an abortion and that his "kids know they're too old to be aborted" to the disturbing image of one of David's kids, Kristen (Britt Robertson), overdosing on heroin, and the fact one of his kids is severely disabled and non-verbal, to the unnecessary subplot about him owing some mobbed-up bookie $100,000. So a mega-family comedy this is surely not.

The trope of the unlikeliest bachelor becoming a father is a tired cliche, and unfortunately this film can't decide whether it's a serious look at how fatherhood changes even the most selfish and immature of men or a feel-good comedy about a masturbation-happy college guy discovering his 20-year-old "donations" had turned into hundreds of children. There are still some laughs, mostly when Pratt is around demonstrating how chaotic life is with four young children, but the movie never really clicks into place, and the predictable resolution is eye-rollingly maudlin, even for moviegoers who appreciate feel-good endings.

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