David Wozniak (Vince Vaughn) is a meat-truck driver who’s invested more in get-rich-quick schemes than his romantic relationships. Mr Emotional Immaturity suddenly finds out he’s a father – 142 times over, to be precise – thanks to sperm he donated two decades previously. With a legion of artificially inseminated offspring suing to learn his identity and his fed-up girlfriend (Cobie Smulders) newly preggers, David finds adult responsibilities looming everywhere he turns. So he does what every guy in his situation would do: tracks down his children one at a time, giving each of their lives a push (or, sometimes, a brusque shove) in the right direction. Does he learn something from each of them? You don’t need 142 guesses to get that one right.
Growing up isn’t easy – for men or movie stars. Vince Vaughn seems to be struggling to shed the amiable dude-bro mantle he’s worn to diminishing returns since 2005’s ‘Wedding Crashers’; even he seems tired of his shtick. But if this remake of 2011’s French-Canadian hit ‘Starbuck’ feels as if it’s just going through the motions, Vaughn himself radiates sincerity and good intention. The actor doesn’t get it right this time, but he’s earned himself another chance.
|Release date:||Friday January 10 2014|
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It's all distinctly average to be honest. We have all seen the duck out of water boy/man unable to cope with parenthood before just this time there are hundreds of teenagers dumped on Vince all at once. Only really worth going to see if you really have nothing better to do. I have seen worse films but many better. Being generous it is an average 2 star film and not worth a full price ticket. Bargain matinees only or two for one on Wednesday.
Its a good movie with some good moments falling between the two stools of drama and comedy. At the same time its a nice story of the guy trying to turn his life around to prepare himself for becoming a father only to find that he has a few more tasks at hand to sort out than he bargained on. 6.5 / 10