Newest Review: ... really but with a sense of humour that Peter seems to have missed out on since birth. However the two men are flung together after Pe... more
He's due any minute but will he make it in time!
Due Date (DVD)
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Due Date (DVD)
Advantages: Funny in parts
Disadvantages: Not funny in parts at all!
Film Only Review:
Peter Highman (Robert Downey, Jr.) has an expectant wife in Los Angeles and is an architect who has been working in Atlantic. Ready to go back home for his wifes c section things should be straightforward when he goes to catch his plane. However things start to go very wrong when he meets Ethan Tremblay (Zach Galifianakis), after the limo he was travelling to the airport in has a prang.
The two men are chalk and cheese with Peter being smart, clever and rather highly strung and Ethan being a pot smoking rebel, unkept and rather, well thick really but with a sense of humour that Peter seems to have missed out on since birth.
However the two men are flung together after Peter happily boards the plane to his dismay Ethan turns up on first class behind him as he has been bumped up to first class and after Ethan openly talking about bombs and the likes a federal air marshal ens up shooting a rubber bullet into Peter, he ends up banned from travelling on aircraft so hes suddenly stuck in Atlanta with his luggage vanished and no wallet. However Ethan is in much the same position though he hasn't lost his wallet and he's also travelling up LA as he has dreams of being an actor. So Ethan hires a car and convinces Peter to travel with him, his pug Sunny and his dead dad in a coffee tin.
They race against the clock to get back to LA in time for the birth of Peters baby but along the way Peter gets really fed up of Ethan, even leaves him at one point when he manages to get his mate Darryl (Jamie Foxx) to come collect him.
The big quesrion is can Peter get to his wife in time for the birth of their child in time and in one piece and will Ethan even make it as an actor?
I was really looking forward to watching this film as I really do like Robert Downey JR and Jamie Foxx. This was a bit of a let down though with the potential to be a lot funnier than it was. Oddly enough the film got better as it went on and I can't say that bits of it wernt funny though parts did drag and it had a predictable ending as well. I did chuckle at parts and did like the difference in personalities between the two main characters and as a whole the film had heart.
With a run time of 95 minutes that was about right and its a 15 rated movie which again is right in my opinion due to the bad language and there is a masterbation scene in it (which is more funny than erotic!). Not a bad watch but not one to go out of the way to buy in my opinion!
Summary: An ok watch, one to hire rather than buy though!