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Trailer Watch: 'Delivery Man' Stars Fading Vince Vaughn as Cluelessly Conflicted Sperm Donor

Thompson on Hollywood By Beth Hanna and Ryan Lattanzio | Thompson on Hollywood July 2, 2013 at 2:58PM

DreamWorks has revealed the first trailer for the upcoming comedy "Delivery Man," starring Vince Vaughn as a man with some highly potent sperm. Do we care? A recent spate of box office bombs, including this year's profoundly unfunny "The Internship" with Owen Wilson and last year's "The Watch," indicates the aggressively manic Vaughn has lost his appeal.
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'Delivery Man'
'Delivery Man'

DreamWorks has revealed the first trailer for the upcoming comedy "Delivery Man," starring Vince Vaughn as a man with some highly potent sperm. Do we care? A recent spate of box office bombs, including this year's profoundly unfunny "The Internship" with Owen Wilson and last year's "The Watch," indicates the aggressively manic Vaughn has lost his appeal. 

David (Vaughn) learns that his anonymous donations to a fertility clinic decades earlier have inexplicably fathered 533 children, now scattered every which way. A bunch of them come forward with a lawsuit demanding he reveal his identity. Needless to say, a man-child existential quandary ensues.

It's a shame that Vaughn continues to stick to these male demo-oriented clunkers. Will "Delivery Man," based on French-Canadian hit "Starbuck," pull him out of the muck and back into box-office favor? 

Written and directed by Ken Scott -- who also helmed "Starbuck" -- the film co-stars Chris Pratt. It hits theaters stateside November 22.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.