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David Wozniak (Vince Vaughn) loves his simple life in which he does not have to take any real responsibility. Because David just can't really get to grips with growing up. He does his job as a butcher for his father's butcher's shop as passionlessly as trying to earn a few dollars on the side with a small marijuana plantation in his living room. No wonder his girlfriend Emma (Cobie Smulders) isn't exactly pleased when she learns that she expects a child from the irresponsibility in person. But David has an unexpected opportunity to practice being a father when he learns that his regular sperm donations, with which he earned a lot of money as a young man, have borne fruit. Because of a mistake, the clinic only used his "donations" during the period. And so David is suddenly the father of 533 children. Although David's identity has so far been protected, 142 of the children have joined forces to find out the identity of their genetic donor through a class action. Contrary to the advice of his lawyer, David is interested in finding out who the young people are who carry his genes. But when he begins to risk a glimpse into the lives of his "children", his own is finally thrown out of joint…
With "Der Lieferheld" the Canadian director Ken Scott has staged a 1:1 US remake of his surprise hit "Starbuck". This is very pleasant for us film critics, because here - as was probably done when writing the script - you can at least simply copy and paste the summary. After all, the story is exactly the same. The American David Wozniak also drives exactly the same truck as his Canadian self. And even facial expressions and gestures were taken directly from the original in some scenes. Does it all work? As far as history is concerned, the answer is very clear: Yes! Even though the story, inspired by true backgrounds, may seem a bit exaggerated at times, it's simply nice to look at and full of funny and touching moments.
However, Ken Scott lost a little charm and of course originality when adapting his material. Moreover, Vince Vaughn, despite his obvious efforts to be a bit less the typical Vince Vaughn, seems far less natural and lovable than his Franco-Canadian counterpart Patrick Huard. Better than the original is the role of David's best friend and lawyer. Chris Pratt ("Everwood", "Parks & Recreation") is an overburdened father and not very talented lawyer, who is simply wonderful and undoubtedly makes for the best laughs in the movie. How I met your Mother"-star Cobie Smulders, on the other hand, remains a little pale, which is not due to her portrayal, but rather to the somewhat too superficially drawn character.
To say that "The Delivery Hero" would be much worse than "Starbuck" would be nonsense, since the two versions of the story are simply too similar to really show significant differences in quality. However, it is quite clear that the US version itself is completely superfluous for markets in which the original was shown in cinemas or released on DVD. So whoever "Starbuck" doesn't really need to look at the "delivery hero". But if you don't know the original, like nice little feel-good comedies or are just a big Vince Vaughn fan, you'll get 100 entertaining and sometimes really funny minutes. And for that there is also one: Worth seeing!
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