Imagine, if you will, how you would handle the news that you fathered 533 children.
What would your reaction be?
Would you want to meet those children?
Or would the knowledge that you have that many offspring in the world overwhelm you and send you over the edge into Crazyville?
In Delivery Man, David Wozniak, played by funny man Vince Vaughn, finds out he fathered 533 bambinos after donating sperm to a sperm bank 20 years earlier. That startling revelation is brought to his attention when 142 of those offspring file a lawsuit in an attempt to find out the identity of their father. Wozniak is understandably shocked and unsure if he should reveal himself . He ends up taking it upon himself to be a “guardian angel”, of sorts, to his children.
And in the process, Wozniak learns what family means to him, something we all have to figure out at some point.
The Delivery Man trailer is included below for your viewing pleasure.
After viewing the trailer, I couldn’t help but question what makes a family a family…what people make up a family.
If you were to ask most people, the simplest answer would be a mom, dad, brother, sister, aunt, uncle, cousin, grandmother and grandfather. But the truth is, the answer isn’t that simple because families aren’t always tied together by blood or marriage.
There are some people out there in the world that would look at my family (my boyfriend and I and our four kids) and say we aren’t a family because my boyfriend and I are not married. Some would say because I don’t have a ring on my finger that I am not a stepmother to his children or that he is not a stepfather to mine.
Some would say that my boyfriend’s children are not my parents’ grandchildren because I didn’t give birth to them.
And we ALL say they’re wrong. We ARE a family. Maybe not in the traditional sense but in every way that counts.
So what makes a family a family?
To me a family is made up of those who love and care about you, who would sacrifice their own life to save yours.
Family is about being there when your loved one is sick, even if that means losing sleep.
Family is about standing by the ones you love, even when you don’t agree with the decisions they make.
Family is about fighting and chaos but loving each other in spite of the differences.
Family means that no matter where life takes you, what roads you travel, your family will always be there, waiting for you and rooting you on.
Family means feeling sadness when the one you love hurts and feeling happiness when good things happen to them.
Family means forgiveness, laughter, hugs and support.
Family is all of this and so much more.
Family is what we are.
What does family mean to YOU? How do YOU define it?
The film stars Vince Vaughn, Chris Pratt, Colbie Smulders and Britt Robertson. It has a running time of 103 minutes and has a release date of November 22, 2013. (I can’t wait. We WILL be watching this one as a family.)
For more information on Delivery Man, please visit the Dreamworks Studio website.
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Before I close, I want to give Disney and Marshall Weinbaum a special thanks for allowing me to take part in this once-in-a-lifetime event. I feel honored to have been chosen as one of the 533 blogs.