What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Delivery Man isn't your typical raunchy Vince Vaughn "frat pack" comedy. It's an American remake of a well-respected 2011 French-Canadian dramedy, Starbuck, about a 40-something slacker who discovers 142 of his biological children from anonymous sperm donation demand to know his identity. The movie, while mostly a comedy, contains some surprisingly heavy themes such as drug addiction, disability, and a potentially offensive abortion joke. The humor can be mature and sexual in nature (since Vaughn's character is famous for donating sperm more than 600 times, there are countless masturbation jokes), and there is drug use (a young woman overdoses on heroin) and marijuana plants (the main character tries to grow it at home) in the movie. Occasionally there's language ("s--t," "bitch"), but it's not overwhelming. Parents and teens who see it should be able to discuss parenthood and how it changes your life (hopefully for the better).
  • Families can talk about the movie's messages about fatherhood and family? How does accepting his role as father change David?
  • Was the movie believable? Why or why not? Do plotlines have to be believable to work?
  • Is the movie what you were expecting or does it tackle deeper issues? How does it compare to other Vince Vaughn comedies?
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POSITIVE ROLE MODELS
VIOLENCE & SCARINESS
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DRINKING & DRUGS
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