Think of driving from Atlanta, Georgia to Las Angeles California with the most annoying person you know. Now imagine you have to get there before your child is born in a few short days. Welcome to the nonstop laughs of “Due Date”.
Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis star in what could be best described as a mix of “The Hangover” and “Planes, Trains, and Automobiles”.
“Due Date” is the story of a man named Peter Highman, who is just trying to get home in Las Angeles to see the birth of his first child. That plan is quickly derailed upon encountering Ethan Tremblay, a pothead who wants to be an actor.
Over the course of a few short days, Peter is subjected to a laundry list of unfortunate events, from being shot to beaten by a man in a wheelchair, to being held captive in Mexico, much to Ethan’s general dismissal as bad luck. Peter and Ethan both acknowledge their own faults, and vow to “work on it”.
The range of the comedy is actually quite impressive, from slapstick, and toilet humor, subtle word play, to jokes about Shakespeare, (Ethan believes he is a famous pirate named Shakesbeard). Regardless what your comic tastes are, there’s bound to be something in this movie you’ll enjoy.
If you enjoyed “The Hangover” this movie is right up your alley. Due Date is in theaters now.