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Due Date
Written by Sandra Fitzpatrick   
Wednesday, 10 November 2010 00:00

Due DateDue Date is the kind of comedy that The Hangover has given birth to – edgy, adult and a little gross, but with attention to quality. To say it’s as good would be an overstatement, but Due Date does have one thing The Hangover doesn’t – Robert Downey Jr.

Downey Jr. and GalifianakisDowney Jr. has become the man who can do no wrong – a Hollywood bad boy turned golden boy who is consistently good, whether playing big-budget superheroes or small roles in indie-films. He makes this film worthwhile, but a buddy comedy is only as good as the sum of its parts. Zach Galifianakis is the other half of this equation. He’s becoming somewhat of a one-trick pony and is pretty much reprising his role from The Hangover, but at least he plays eccentric weirdoes well. Hopefully we’ll see him do something new soon but for this film his quirky but loveable persona works well.

Downey Jr. and GalifianakisPeter (Downey Jr.) is a businessman on his way home to his pregnant wife in LA just in time for the birth of their baby. When he (literally) runs into aspiring actor Ethan Tremblay at the airport, their luggage gets swapped and all of a sudden he’s boarding an airplane with a suitcase full of weed and a pipe. The two men are eventually kicked off the plane and put on the “No Fly” list! With no luggage and no wallet, Peter is forced to accept a ride clear across the country from this obnoxious stranger.

The performances are good and there are enough laughs to keep the crowd roaring throughout.  Though it’s not as good as The Hangover, it’s a fun time at the movies – Due Date is a date worth making.

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INFOKERNALS:

Directed by Todd Phillips, Starring Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis.

Robert Downey Jr.’s next project will be a sequel to Sherlock Holmes.

Zach Galifianakis will appear in a sequel to The Hangover as well as the voice of Humpty Dumpty in an upcoming Shrek spinoff titled Puss in Boots!