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