Due Date – Review

The official movie poster for Due Date.

Due Date

Plot: Peter Highman (Robert Downey Jr.) must get to LA in five days to be at the birth of his firstborn. He is about to fly home from Atlanta when he is tasered by the Air Marshall, and he is put on the “no-fly” list. With no luggage, money, and ID, Peter has really hit rock bottom. Desperate to get home Peter is forced to accept the offer of Ethan Tremblay (Zach Galifianakis) to hitch a ride with him cross-country to Hollywood. For the next several days, Peter is going to regret his decision, because he will be harassed by endless personal questions from Ethan, and embarrassed by Ethan’s comic antics and offensive behavior. Peter is about to have the most terrifying and agonizing journey of his life. (Source: IMDb)

My Thoughts: Well I love both of the actors in this movie, Zach is hilarious in almost every movie he does and Robert is able to hold his own in any sort of movie it seems nowadays.

This movie has a sort of Hangover type comedy feel to it. Which I liked very much so. Maybe because it was from the people who made The Hangover. I have to make a statement I realized before I went to see this movie, I read a few reviews and everyone was talking about how: “Oh none of this would happen in real life!” Isn’t that the reason our society goes to the movies? To get away from life and be submersed into this world for a few hours.

Onto the review now, I thought it was funny, it definitely had it’s laugh out loud moments to it, then it had moments were you felt they were trying to force the comedy really hard. For me to laugh at a movie, the comedy needs to come natural. I would recommend this movie to a very small demographic, people who don’t like serious comedy’s, people who just like junk-food movies. I would rate this movie a generous 3.6 out of 5 because it had it’s ups, but then it also had its downs.


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