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Due Date 2010

Reviewing: Warner Bros. Pictures Due Date (Dvd)  |  Rating:
Robyn Walker By Robyn Walker on
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Due Date, starring Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis, is a movie about a road trip gone terribly wrong. Peter Highman, played by Robert Downey Jr., needs to get across country to see his baby be born. Zach Galifianakis' character, Ethan Tremblay, gives him a ride after being put on the no fly list. Their journey is crazy and maniacal as they get into one terrible situation after another.

This movie is at times funny. It is also uncomfortable at times. Due Date is rated R so it is not appropriate for children. I thought it would be a better movie considering the actors that are in it. Unfortunately it was very disappointing. This is not to say that it was not watchable and actually somewhat enjoyable, it was just a real let down. I was expecting a movie like The Hangover. Zack Galifianakis also played in that movie and it was hilarious. Due Date is no Hangover, however.

The best part of the movie is the ending. I will not reveal what happens so I won't spoil it but it is touching. Overall it was predictable but there were some scenes that I really did not see coming.

I would recommend this movie for a few cheap laughs. It is not a long movie at 95 minutes. I think my favorite line was "Dad, you were like a father to me." Other than that, there were not too many other quotable lines. This was disapointing to me. You will laugh like crazy at some parts and that almost makes the movie worth it. The ending is also something to look forward to.

I felt the entire movie overall was not a total flop but not a movie that I will consider purchasing. It was a good rental, however, especially if you do not have huge expectations. I would suggest that no children are awake when you watch it. In fact, if you think they could possibly be listening then do not watch it. It is really not appropriate at all for them.

If you love crazy comedies than you might really enjoy Due Date. I would really compare it with Planes, Trains and Automobiles. While it may not be as funny, it has the same basic storyline and humor. The jokes are a bit more crude, though. Overall, this movie is worth the rental if you just want a few laughs.