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Review: ‘Delivery Man’ Starring Vince Vaughn, Cobie Smulders & Chris Pratt

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • November 20, 2013 4:30 PM
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Few actors carry the ability of Vince Vaughn in conveying an unique type of smooth-talking weariness, but 51 films into his career that expression has seeped over into the work itself. The jittery wiseguys of “Swingers” and “Return to Paradise” have aged into truly desperate futures; the films that they now inhabit carry only a high-concept logline, a new, forgettable occupation for Vaughn to try, and hopefully a few laughs to render the whole thing serviceable. To the credit of “Delivery Man,” which sees NYC schlub David Wozniak (Vaughn) discovering that his old sperm bank haunt has erred and resulted in 533 of his biological children being produced, Vaughn’s occupation is a little more memorable this time.

Review: Insipid, Painful Rom-Com 'A Case Of You' Starring Evan Rachel Wood & Justin Long

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • November 5, 2013 7:05 PM
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It was only a matter of time before someone tried to fully exploit the social media age for the evils of the generic romantic comedy and "A Case Of You," a new Justin Long-led rom-com, does just that; abusing the Facebook platform to create the first FB stalker comedy. Somehow, everything creepy and vile in this Kat Coiro-directed comedy ("L!fe Happens") is meant to seem comically cute and not the restraining-order freaky that it clearly is. Like all of these meretricious and morally reprehensible culture-farts, it’s presented as harmless and adorable at heart, but as the central quintessentially dorky character becomes more and more fawning and subservient, the actors themselves seem to border on queasiness.

Vince Vaughn's Thriller 'Term Life' Revived Plus Watch A Clip From 'Delivery Man'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 4, 2013 3:04 PM
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Delivery Man, Vince Vaughn
Vince Vaughn has already made us laugh time and time again, but rarely has he made us cry? Well, according to executive producers Scott Mednick and Andrew Rouleau, that may just happen with the actor's upcoming "Delivery Man." Yes, it's a movie about a man who accidentally fathers over five hundred children thanks to a sperm bank mixup, but apparently it's got some other more serious notes and tones in the mix. “The Vince that we met versus the ‘Swingers’ Vince is a different guy,” Rouleau told Variety. “He’s an adult, very mature. Not fast-talking Vince. He has children. This performance, I think, is more emotional, deeper, than he’s ever done.”

Watch: Will Ferrell Is Dressed As Boba Fett In Deleted Scene From 'The Internship'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 21, 2013 3:12 PM
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Earlier this summer Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson finally reteamed for "The Internship" but unfortunately, it wasn't quite the "Wedding Crashers"-esque comedy we were hoping for. Intermittently funny, it was a pale imitation of their earlier efforts, and even an appearance by Will Ferrell in a cameo couldn't stem the diminishing returns. However, it appears that there was a bit more Ferrell left on the cutting room floor.

Vince Vaughn & Hailee Steinfeld Have 'Term Life'; Charlotte Gainsbourg Reteams With Asia Argento & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 20, 2013 3:33 PM
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While Vince Vaughn is best known for his motormouth in a wide array of comedies, he's been desperate to do something a bit more gritty. Over the past while, he's been lining up no shortage of more serious-minded fare like the the thriller "The Risk Agent," the Randall Wallace-penned "Gunslingers" and road adventure "Triple Time." But it looks like another project has the momentum to cast the actor in a whole new light.

Watch: Can The New Trailer For 'Delivery Man' Save Vince Vaughn's 2013?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 2, 2013 1:22 PM
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The Delivery Man
While we'll allow the mental leap of a single man's sperm donation(s) resulting in fathering 533 children, for the sake of a comedy premise, does it result in something good? Canadians gave a thumbs up the French language "Starbuck," and that's film's co-writer and director Ken Scott was brought in to helm the remake, "Delivery Man." Yes, it's another Vince Vaughn everyman movie, but can he rebound from the tepid "The Internship"?

I’d Pay To See The Shit Out Of That: Vince Vaughn In A David O. Russell Dramedy

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • June 7, 2013 1:45 PM
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Vince Vaughn, David O. Russell
The Vince Vaughn brand maybe isn’t “in trouble” per se, but it’s not doing that great either. How so? Well, “The Internship” opens this weekend and it’s a big, broad comedy co-starring Vaughn and another relatively big comedy star Owen Wilson. Keep in mind, “Wedding Crashers” from 2004 that starred Vaughn and Wilson is the 4th highest R-rated comedy of all time domestically ($209 million) behind two ‘Hangover’ movies and “Ted," and it’s the 10th highest grossing R-rated movie domestically ever. That’s not anything to sneeze at.

You're On The Clock, Mister: 20 Great Workplace Comedies

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • June 6, 2013 3:10 PM
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This weekend's broad new studio comedy "The Internship" (our review) concerns a couple of schlubs (former wedding crashers Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson) who, finding themselves out of work and hopelessly outdated when it comes to modern technology, apply to become interns at Google. While there, the movie becomes something of a workplace comedy – one in which all of their coworkers are way younger, cuter, and more brilliant.

Review: ‘The Internship’ Starring Vince Vaughn & Owen Wilson

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • June 5, 2013 2:05 PM
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It’s hard to believe that after 2005’s “Wedding Crashers,” Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn waited eight years to team up again (especially given that they were offered countless re-up options after that R-rated comedy surprisingly soared to almost $210 million domestically). Anyway, they're back together for “The Internship” of all movies; a watered-down PG-13 version of these same characters -- it really might as well be them only almost a decade later -- only this time older, more obsolete and jobless. It’s “Google Crashers” minus the piquant humor (for the most part anyhow) right down to the same rapport and character archetypes the two shared in the original ‘Crashers.’

Watch: Play Quidditch And Meet The Nooglers In 4 Clips & Featurette For 'The Internship'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 4, 2013 1:03 PM
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So, will "The Internship" be a comedic look at the issue of unemployment gripping the country, another jaunt for Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn, or perhaps both? The aim seems to be to hit that middle sweet spot, and four clips and a brand new featurette are here to give you another taste of the movie before it hits theaters on Friday.

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