Written and directed by Ken Scott, the film is a remake of Scott’s 2011 French-Canadian film, Starbuck, co-written by Scott and Martin Petit. The film stars Vince Vaughn, Cobie Smulders, and Chris Pratt.
Vaughn stars as David Wozniak, an affable underachiever, in typical Vaughn fashion. His performance as Wozniak is no different from any of his other roles. He’s likeable. His life is mundane at best. He’s not the best person in the world and can’t be counted on by his family or girlfriend, Emma (Smulders).
Already having troubles with the mob and getting rejcted by his pregnant girlfriend, things look bad. The bombshell drops as Wozniak finds out that as a result of an accident at a sperm donation center, he’s the father of 533 children and 142 of them would like to know his identity. His best friend, Brett, comes to his rescue as his lawyer.
Wozniak does not want to reveal his identity but he also wants to look after his children and find ways to help them in life. Of the 142, very few of them have prominent screen time on screen. In finding out who these children are, he finds himself on a journey that leads to discovering not only who he his but the type of father he can be as well.
Running time: 1 hour, 43 minutes