Due Date - Movie Review

High-strung father-to-be Peter Highman is forced to hitch a ride with aspiring actor Ethan Tremblay on a road trip in order to make it to his child’s birth on time. {official site}

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HIS review
If you’ve seen the trailer to Due Date, then you’ve seen almost all of the funniest scenes of the film. Despite Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis working quite well together, there really isn’t much offered in this script that we haven’t seen before in much of Todd Phillips’ other movies. We’re taken on a road trip that forces the two contrasting characters together, taking us from one disastrous situation to another. The movie sometimes takes some extreme turns in scenes that are so far fetched you find yourself asking, why is this even happening? I’d wait for the DVD release for this one.

HER review
If you are tempted to see this film because you think it’s going to be on par with The Hangover, then you’d be very much mistaken… which is exactly what I was! I like Zach Galifianakis and I like Robert Downey Jr and they did well with what they had, but it wasn’t laugh-a-minute comedy, I think the storyline was a bit weak and questionable at times. Juliette Lewis was a good addition as Heidi but wasn’t in it enough for my liking. Overall, I expected more and didn’t get it. I wouldn’t be rushing to the cinema to see this…

What the public think
IMDb – 7 | Rotten Tomatoes – 40%

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