Directed by: Ken Scott Starring: Vince Vaughn, Cobie Smulders, Chris Pratt Rating: Not Yet Rated Release Date: November 22, 2013
Trailer Score: 5/10
Thoughts by TSR: I didn't look at the running time of this teaser before pressing play, so it ended just as it seemed to be getting started. It does a good enough job setting up the premise, I suppose, but there isn't really much of note in this first look. It's hard to fault it for not being funny when it only has 68 seconds to work with. Its goal is to tell us that it's about a sperm donor who fathered 533 kids and to win us over on the schlubby charm of Vince Vaughn. For me, it definitely does one of those things (hint: it's the first one).
Vince Vaughn hasn't been a selling point for me in a long time, but his repeated "What?" in this is fairly amusing (if entirely predictable). Chris Pratt's lawyer gets involved after that. It's always nice to see him even though he doesn't do anything particularly funny while laying out his defense strategy. Actually, you know what? There's something else this does besides laying out the idea. It led me to learn that Delivery Man is based off a French-Canadian film called Starbuck. My initial fear was that we'd have a The Dinner Game/Dinner for Schmucks poor remake situation on our hands, but Ken Scott being the director of both gives me slightly more hope. While this teaser has me more interested in Starbuck than the film it is actually selling, I don't hate it. Considering how much I hated the other Vince Vaughn trailer this year, that's not a bad start.