As his lover announces her pregnancy, a fortysomething slacker receives other life-changing news: 142 people, all of them the result of artificial insemination, have filed a class action lawsuit against him, their biological father.
When we first meet Vince Vaughan's character you'd be forgiven for thinking that the film was going to be just another Vaughan style comedy. He is heavily in debt, his lover tells him she is pregnant and he's not the most mature of adults in his handling of the situation. But this character driven comedy turns on its head when he gets the news that sperm donations from his youth have left him with over 500 children and 142 of them have filed a lawsuit against him to reveal his identity.
And, it's when Vaughan's character starts interacting with some of his "children" that this heart-warming comedy began to catch my attention. It is endearing to watch him grow as he puts it upon himself to assist child by child sharing the realities of his life experiences with them. This is a surprising feel-good film which has a variety of interesting characters and, for me, one of Vaughan's best comedic turns in a while. It surprised me that the film has rated poorly with critics but don't let their reaction keep you from watching this film.
Reboot Information: This film is a reboot of the original Ken Scott directed "Starbuck", a French film from 2011. A lot of the fans of that film are unhappy with this English reboot, saying it didn't need to be remade in English.