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Plot: Peter Highman must scramble across the US in five days to be present for the birth of his first child. He gets off to a bad start when his wallet and luggage are stolen, and put on the ‘no-fly’ list. Peter embarks on a terrifying journey when he accepts a ride from an actor.
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Decent watch, probably won’t watch again, and can’t whole-heartedly recommend.
This is an interesting movie to look at critically. The writing, mostly in the character work, feels weak. It actually has an interesting plot, for the most part: an idiot, through deceit, drags a jerk with him on a cross country road trip. It’s a decent story, and I’d like to think of it as an spiritual predecessor to “The Hangover”. The problem I have with it is that it feels like if there were better actors, then the characters would sell better. Then I remember it was Robert Downey Jr and Zach Galifinakas, and I’m not sure how much “better” you can get for these characters, meaning that they’ve probably already elevated the characters somewhat.
It feels like a lot of the movie is unnecessary, like antithetical Chekov’s guns. Either it’s for a tiny one time joke with little payoff, or it’s part of a lot of work for situational comedy.
An example would be the dog, it really only has one significant joke in the entire movie (maybe 2), otherwise it’s just a lot of maintenance.
The coffee can on the other hand is repetitively used to throughout the movie as it’s part of the character themes.
I’m not saying it’s not funny, if you like “Anger Management”, then you might like this one, but I just think there are a lot better movies out there to watch.
I really wanted to watch this movie mainly because of Robert Downy Jr. Just looking at the poster…he’s hot!
So the movie is funny but not LMAO-funny. It has a touching side to it. Of course, I felt so happy seeing Robert Downey Jr. just being his plain hot self. He looks good when he’s clean and he looks good when he’s dirty. And then there’s Zach Galifianakis. I loved him in Hangover. He’s super funny there. But I was surprised to watch him in this movie because not only is he in his funny self, he did a couple of crying scenes which were touching.
This movie is tiring. YES. Tiring. All the adventures and misadventures that they had made me really tired. My rate for this movie is B+. I can never give Robert a low rating hehehe.
genuinely unlikable characters and not very funny
While RDJ’s character is a borderline A-hole, he seems to experience some growth and his humanity surfaces as the movie unfolds. My basic problem with this film was the fact that Zach’s character is genuinely unlikable from start to finish. There’s no real growth or movement to make the character less annoying or more likable. What you see is what you get and it grates on the viewer almost as much as it grates on RDJ’s nerves. They deliver a few funny moments along the way but not nearly as many as I was expecting. It’s a wild, unbelievable and sometimes annoying journey but it’s not an overly funny trip. I felt that RDJ’s talent was wasted as all he does is play the straight man to Zach’s outrageous stupidity. Sure his performance and reactions are top tier acting but would anyone expect anything less?
Not as classic as ‘PLANES, TRAINS & AUTOMOBILES’ but a good buddy comedy film in it’s own right.
‘DUE DATE’: Four Stars (Out of Five)
Sort of a modern variation on the John Hughes classic ‘PLANES, TRAINS & AUTOMOBILES’. This one is directed by Todd Phillips (known for directing a few comedy classics of his own including ‘ROAD TRIP’, ‘OLD SCHOOL’ and ‘THE HANGOVER’) and written by Phillips, Alan R. Cohen, Alan Freedland and Adam Sztykiel. It stars Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis (who Phillips gave his big break to in ‘THE HANGOVER’). The film also features two past Downey Jr. co-stars in supporting roles: Michelle Monaghan (who also starred as Robert’s love interest in ‘KISS KISS BANG BANG’) and Jamie Foxx (who recently took a dramatic turn next to Robert in ‘THE SOLOIST’).
In the film Downey plays Peter Highman an architect eager to get home to Los Angeles in time for the birth of his first child in five days. Upon arrival at the airport he meets an odd unemployed actor named Ethan Tremblay (Galifianakis), Their bags are mistakenly exchanged and then Tremblay is seated next to Highman on the plane. Due to some crazy destructive events, caused by Tremblay, he and Highman are kicked off the flight and put on the ‘no-fly’ list. All of Highman’s luggage as well as his wallet are left on the plane so with no money or ID he’s forced to take a ride offered by Tremblay, who’s rented a rental car. Good natured and well intentioned but still a Tasmanian force of destruction Tremblay turns Highman’s trip home into a treacherous disaster ride from Hell.
The movie is pretty much exactly what you’d expect and exactly what the previews sell it as. Phillips directing is top notch, the screenplay is witty and Downey Jr. and Galifianakis are hilarious. Of course the most important ingredient in a buddy comedy is the talent and chemistry of the two leading men (or women, or one of each) and in this case that ingredient is very strong and effective. They make the movie totally worth watching; the way they play off and react to each other is perfect. The movie is touching and at times surprisingly dramatic but it’s a little too over the top to take too serious for any length of time. It’s a screwball buddy comedy and a good one at that. Not as classic as ‘PLANES, TRAINS & AUTOMOBILES’, which seems like it could be endlessly compared to, but it’s a good comedy film in it’s own right (not nearly as classic as ‘THE HANGOVER’ either but they can’t all be five star classics). Still a good buddy comedy film worth seeing.
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Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 35 min (95 min)
Genre Comedy, Drama
Director Todd Phillips
Writer Alan R. Cohen, Alan Freedland, Adam Sztykiel
Actors Robert Downey Jr., Zach Galifianakis, Michelle Monaghan
Country United States
Awards 7 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix SDDS, DTS, Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL2, Panavision Primo Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (processing and prints), Warner Bros. Motion Picture Imaging, Burbank (CA), USA (digital intermediate)
Film Length 2,525 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision3 500T 5219)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Super 35 (3-perf) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Kodak Vision 2383), D-Cinema