Friday, November 22, 2013
Vince Vaughn films aren't always great, but you can generally expect them to provide some laughs and to at least have a reasonably enjoyable viewing experience. But don't believe the title. This man definitely does not deliver on any of those expectations.
Of course, it didn't help that I saw the exact same story less than 8 months ago when it was called 'Starbuck'. This remake of that French film (directed by the same man), about a guy who unknowingly fathered 533 children through anonymous sperm donation, is way too soon and way too similar to provide any good reason for it to have been made. There's no improvement over the original, which wasn't great to begin with. And in fact, this one is worse in many ways. It's not funny. It's not heartwarming. And it's not even likeable. Even the score is annoyingly cheesy. At its best moments it was putting me to sleep. And at its worst, it was sucking my will to live. Spare yourself the same pain.