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3.8

Awesome: 17.14%
Worth A Look60%
Just Average: 11.43%
Pretty Crappy: 8.57%
Sucks: 2.86%

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Overnight Delivery
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by Ryan Arthur

"I now refer to anyone I dislike as 'The Ricker.'"
4 stars

Harmless and occasionally quite funny.

I picked up Overnight Delivery because, at one point or another, the scipt had been written by one Kevin Smith, who later denied (or was denied) writing credit.

I ended up liking it.

Our boy Wyatt (Paul Rudd) has been with Kimberly (Christine Taylor) for the longest time. But Kimberly just won't give it up until she's married. Fine. They end up going to separate colleges - Wyatt's in Minnesota, Kimberly in Tennessee. One night Wyatt calls Kimberly and gets her roommate instead. Roomie proceeds to tell Wyatt that she kicked Kimberly out because she and "The Ricker" were making way too much noise.

"The Ricker?"

Wyatt assumes "The Ricker" is actually some sexual dynamo Kimberly is banging on the side. Wyatt, in a deep blue funk, heads to a strip club with his buddies, where he meets Ivy (Reese Witherspoon), who tells Wyatt he should tell Kim to kiss off. So, with Ivy's help, he sends off an nasty letter, a prop condom, and a photo of Wyatt with Ivy. The letter is sent Overnight Delivery (thus the title).

Next morning, Wyatt gets a call from Kimberly, who explains that "The Ricker" is a name for a dog.

Wackiness ensues.

Wyatt has to get to the letter before it gets shipped, and he brings Ivy along. So now we have a beat-the-clock, road buddy movie, where the couple will eventually get together after initially not being able to stand each other.

Formula stuff, but still likable.

I like Paul Rudd. Here (again with out of control hair), he goes a bit over the top at times, but it's still funny. As for Witherspoon...eh. Not a fan. She doesn't botch it completely, but she can't quite get the Smith-written lines (and you can tell where those are, believe me) just right. Still, though, Overnight Delivery offers quite a few laughs, even if the plot is kind of iffy.

A decent rental, and I'd watch it again.

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originally posted: 03/25/99 11:39:16
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User Comments

7/08/07 Jeff Anderson Very funny & enjoyable, if annoying at times. Sarah Silverman steals the film! 4 stars
12/16/06 William Goss As Silverman says, "Two thumbs down, really unoriginal!" 2 stars
6/03/04 Amber A very good romantic comedy. It made me laugh alot! If your a romantic fool like me rent it 5 stars
7/11/03 Kimberly Chevelle Simpson love it 5 stars
6/04/03 Mia Awesome my FAVORITE MOVIE EVER! If you like a hilarious movie, rent OVERNIGHT DELIVERY! 5 stars
1/19/03 scott A GREAT FILM 5 stars
9/09/02 dermot mitchell If you can buy Reese as a stripper, you'll enjoy this frothy confection. 3 stars
2/10/01 Bender Corn sometimes, but pretty entertaining. 3 stars
6/23/00 Elvisfan I've been more offended but also more entertained; Reese is always watchable, though 4 stars
4/29/00 DarkSpell LOVE THE MOVIE.. Seen it twice and I cant wait for it to come on again. 5 stars
2/12/00 andy broderick a winner - how could you not like reese? 4 stars
10/14/99 Mike Great moments, Paul Rudd was a good choice 4 stars
9/09/99 Bethany decent entertainment 4 stars
7/01/99 Sleeper You get to laugh a little. 4 stars
4/09/99 Randall Watch it for the Kevin Smith dialogue they left in 4 stars
3/01/99 THE Juicester Funny..loved it 5 stars
2/18/99 Piz see it once, its cute, simple and funny...bring your kid sister. 4 stars
11/12/98 Lord Of The Dunce Well written, terribly executed. Reese is fine, but the film is moot. 2 stars
10/27/98 Cage Hey, Reese is hot... This movie was silly but had it's moments. 3 stars
9/15/98 Negative Creep Interesting concept. But just where the hell is Jim Belushi? Damn you IMDB!!! 3 stars
9/01/98 J-Guy It was cute, I got some afterwards. hehe. 4 stars
8/25/98 Mister Whoopee I wish you would. Awful. 2 stars
8/16/98 {{{OZ}}} Well y'know, I can arrange that. 1 stars
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USA
  31-Mar-1998 (PG-13)
  DVD: 20-Jan-2004

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Australia
  02-Feb-1999




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