Rated PG-13

Vince Vaughn battles to make this American remake of Starbuck (both the foreign and American versions are directed by Ken Scott) something worthwhile, and he almost wins. He plays David, a meat truck deliveryman who finds out he’s fathered more than 500 children due to sperm clinic donations, and some of those kids want to meet him. David finds out who some of the kids are, spies on them, and tries to serve them as some sort of guardian angel. The film, while containing some genuinely warm moments, lost me in the final stretch, where it gets overwhelmed by its dopey plot. Vaughn gives a good performance, as do some of the supporting cast (good to see SNL’s Bobby Moynihan getting some lines) but the pieces don’t add up. The outrageous premise screams for something a little less conventional than what Scott serves up. It’s one of those movies where you can predict all of the choices the protagonist is going to make, which results in boredom.


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